IRS Suspends Tax Refunds and Tax Court Closes during Government Shutdown

October 2, 2013 / Government, Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has temporarily stopped sending out tax refunds, and the Tax Court has suspended operations during the federal government shutdown, as lawmakers in Congress continue their battle over delaying or defunding “Obamacare” for a year. However, the IRS has confirmed that Americans must continue to pay their taxes throughout the Government shutdown. Tax audits have also been suspended until the Government reopens.