How the Government Shutdown Affects Your 2019 Tax Filing
It’s almost tax season and while I think we can both agree it is nobody’s favorite time of year, (especially with the government shutting down) don’t worry—I have good news for you!
Yes, this tax season is a little unusual with the government shutdown, but in their first announcement of the year, the IRS has already given us three major assurances:
1.) Most IRS staff are returning to work despite the government shutdown.
Tax season will continue as normal. (No one thought the government would stop taking our taxes, right?)
2.) Tax filing season begins on January 28th.
It is perfectly fine to complete your returns sooner. ParsonCPA will simply hold your files until January 28th and then submit them. We will likely stagger the returns in the order we received them, so we don’t overload the IRS websites.
3.) Your tax refund will be issued by the government.
IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig assures us the IRS are legally obliged to issue your refund (according to 31 U.S. Code § 1324 if you like to geek out reading this sort of thing.)
For those of us in Kentucky, 2018 tax returns are due on April 15, 2019.
Due to their individual holidays, the only states granted a filing deadline extension are Maine and Massachusetts to April 16th and Washington DC to April 17th.
Many of you may have questions about your return this year, so please contact me sooner rather than later to ensure you get everything filled out correctly and in good time.
As always, I’m looking forward to helping you get you as much money back as possible this year, and to make your tax filing experience as smooth and easy as possible!
Give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions at all.