February 14, 2019

Impact from the government shutdown

The IRS faced challenges as a result of the recent government shutdown, according to the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson. In a report to Congress, she said the shutdown affected IRS operations and taxpayer rights. It meant the IRS couldn’t release levies on taxpayer funds in extreme cases “to pay for basic living expenses or even a life-saving operation.” Olson said the IRS began the filing season “inundated with correspondence, phone calls, and inventories of unresolved prior year audits and identity theft cases.” Here’s the report: https://bit.ly/2DyuxPb