October 15th Filing Deadline Remains Firm In Midst of Government Shutdown– October 01, 2013

While the IRS will experience some interruption in its operations due to the U.S. Government’s shutdown over failed budget talks, the October 15th tax filing deadline will not change. However, only about 9% of IRS employees will continue working for now, so responses from the IRS on questions related to filings may be delayed.

The IRS has set forth its Shutdown Contingency Plan, which details which activities and processes will or will not continue for at least the next five days, e.g., they will continue to prepare for the 2014 tax filing season. If the shutdown extends beyond a five-day-period, the IRS will re-evaluate and adjust the plan accordingly.

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