IRS to file tax returns as normal as partial government shutdown continues

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Amid fears the ongoing shutdown could affect tax refunds, a local tax expert is advising people not to panic. The IRS announced Monday that tax season will go on as normal.

Abdou Samb of Liberty Tax in Kettering says the shutdown has left many asking him what it means for tax season.

“People like their money. They want their money yesterday. So if they can’t get their money on time, it’s going to be a problem for them, and for the economy, also,” Samb said.

“A lot of people are calling to know if the shutdown is going to affect their tax return. I tell them, for now, it will not affect their tax return.”

The IRS said in a statement, Monday, it will process tax returns starting January 28 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.

It will recall some of its furloughed workforce, to work.

Samb says people should file their taxes as normal.

“As far as I’m concerned, at this point, no one should be concerned,” Samb said. “Because for now, everything is business as usual. If you file your taxes, you will get your money on time.”

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