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IRS operations after shutdown ended

IRS operations after shutdown ended

The IRS posted a statement following the end of the government shutdown.

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According to the IRS statement, IRS employees are working to resume normal operations and help taxpayers as much as possible. As the IRS resumes operations, taxpayers and tax professionals are urged to keep in mind in several areas:

  • Audits. For taxpayers and tax professionals with questions about examinations affected by the shutdown, read the IRS frequently asked questions (FAQs).
  • Collections. For taxpayers and tax professionals with a collection issue affected by the shutdown, read the IRS FAQs.  This section includes information related to liens, levies, notices of deficiency, penalties, passports and private debt collection.
  • Tax return filing for individuals. The IRS opened the 2019 filing season for taxpayers on January 28, 2019. 
  • Tax Court. Updated information is available for taxpayers and tax professionals with Tax Court cases, including information about mail being returned and issues with court petitions not being processed.

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