How does this affect me?
- You should continue to file and pay taxes as normal. Individuals who requested an extension of time to file should file their returns by Oct. 15, 2013.
- All other tax deadlines remain in effect, including those covering individuals, corporations, partnerships and employers. The regular payroll tax deadlines remain in effect as well.
- You can file your tax return electronically or on paper – although the processing of paper returns will be delayed until full government operations resume. Payments accompanying paper tax returns will still be accepted as the IRS receives them.
- Tax refunds will not be issued until normal government operations resume.
- Tax software companies, tax practitioners and Free File will remain available to assist with taxes.
What IRS services will be available?
- For taxpayers seeking assistance, only the automated applications on the regular 800-829-1040 telephone line will remain open.
- The IRS website, www.IRS.gov, will remain available, although some interactive features may not be available.
- The IRS Free File partners will continue to accept and file tax returns.
- Tax software companies will continue to accept and file tax returns.