Taxes still due, but refunds delayed if government shutdown continues

Trump’s shutdown could delay your early tax refund — but it’s not a problem for the rich

They also won't respond to questions from taxpayers.

On Friday afternoon, in a press conference at the White House Rose Garden, President Trump told reporters that he is prepared to keep the government closed for months or even years if Democrats do not agree to provide funding for a border wall.

While refunds aren't being processed during the government shutdown, the IRS is taking payments.

"Second, the quicker you can get your information to the IRS, the less likely you can be a victim of fraud when someone uses your personal information to file a fraudulent return and get a refund".

And during shutdowns, only a fraction of IRS employees work.

The partial government shutdown may significantly delay tax refunds from the IRS.

If anyone owes money to the government, it is still due by April 15.

Tax refunds are among the non-excepted agency activities listed.

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If you own a small business and pay quarterly tax estimates, consider applying your refund to tax year 2019 rather than having cash returned to you.

Normally during the first week of January, Kendria Angrand from Liberty Tax Service in Stroud Township starts taking calls from people asking if the place is open.

Refunds won't be issued until the government is reopened, which could mean trouble for those hoping to have some extra cash in February or March.

While this is less of a concern to later filers, the report notes that lower-income households often rely on early refunds to pay debts or make larger purchases.

One other area in which the IRS may have problems is the continuing implementation of the 2017 tax legislation passed by Republicans in Congress and signed by Trump.

There's a big caveat to all of this: The longer the shutdown goes on for, the worse the problems will get.

The IRS directed ABC News to the lapsed contingency plan in response to further questions.

So how will the changes most directly affect taxpayers who owe the IRS?

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