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IRS Issues Bulletin, Discusses Operations During Government Shutdown

October 11, 2013

On October 8, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers that the Oct. 15 deadline remains in effect for people who requested a six-month extension to file their tax return. While IRS operations are limited during the appropriations lapse, all taxpayers should continue to meet their tax obligations as normal. Taxpayers can file their tax returns electronically or on paper. Payments made to the IRS will be accepted and processed as the IRS receives them.

While there are still several months ahead and it is reasonable to expect government operations will resume prior to December 31st, getting a head start on your tax planning now will benefit you come tax time (Please download our “2013 Tax Guide”). Currently, the IRS has indicated that tax refunds will not be issued until normal government operations resume, so providing us with your documentation as early as possible will allow us to process your return sooner so you can receive any tax refund you may be eligible for more quickly should a backlog occur when the IRS resumes full operations. At Ralph & Ralph, we don’t shutdown.

If you have any questions, please give us a call.

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