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IRS Confirms Tax Season Will Start Jan. 28 Despite Shutdown

January 8, 2019

While the ongoing government shutdown had some concerned about a possible delayed start to tax season, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed that it would begin processing tax returns on Jan. 28 and issuing refunds on a regular schedule. In 2011, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had directed the IRS not to pay out tax refunds during “a lapse in annual appropriations,” but this year, at the request of the U.S. Treasury Department, the OMB reviewed the rules and reversed itself. Read more at Accounting Today.