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The IRS is continuing to collect your taxes during the shutdown, but don’t expect to be getting any refunds you may be owed until the government reopens.
“Individuals and businesses should keep filing their tax returns and making deposits with the IRS, as they are required to do so by law,” the agency said in its guidance for taxpayers. “The IRS will accept and process all tax returns with payments, but will be unable to issue refunds during this time.”
An important deadline is looming: Taxpayers who requested a six-month extension on their 2012 tax returns are still required to file their form by Oct. 15. The agency said all other normal deadlines also remain in effect.
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So this begs to question, if they are not returning the money why are we paying taxes and for what?
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And if you are near a deadline, you will be considered late and be assessed a fine or worse when they get around to processing your documentation.
obviously they feel that their own pay checks are priority #1 and that the country can`t survive if they don`t pay themselves.
First, how did the Tea Party shut down the government?
Second, My point of Taxation without representation means simply that the government has shut its doors (to what they choose are things that are not needed btw) but is still collecting taxes. For what???
Also, it is not giving back what you as a US citizen are due in your returns.
The IRS also has hired more than 15k people in the last 6 months to help comply with the PPACA but they more than likely laid off those that handle audits since those are suspended. Why? Because they do not need audits anymore because they have direct access to all of your financials. Another part of the PPACA.
A lapse in funding?? No # as there has not been a budget passed in years but hey, I got Jay Z for my parties during this time...living large!!! Meanwhile, people, hardworking honest people who also more than likely voted for him are going home to families with nothing. Nothing and no plans.