By:  Amanda Wilson

As a result of the government shutdown, IRS operations are extremely limited and most IRS personnel have been furloughed.  During this shutdown, the IRS will not be processing tax refunds.  However, taxpayers should not view this shutdown as impacting their tax filing obligations.  Specifically, taxpayers that filed an extension for their personal income tax returns should still file by the October 15th deadline.  For more information, please see IRS Operations During Lapse in Appropriations.