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IRS Will Recall Half of its Employees During Tax Season

January 21, 2019

Under an updated contingency plan covering the upcoming filing season, the IRS will recall 57 percent of its workforce to handle tax season duties. Temporary funding for the IRS for fiscal year 2019 expired at midnight on Dec. 21. Since then, the IRS has been operating under a contingency plan that furloughed 88 percent of its workforce, and only 9,946 were considered “excepted/exempt” and allowed to continue working. Under the new plan, 46,052 IRS employees will be considered “excepted/exempt” and will return to work. Read more at the Journal of Accountancy.