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You will get your tax refund after all, White House says

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Laurie Berry | 10 January, 2019, 04:39

The Wall Street Journal reported that in past, administrations have said refunds can't be paid while the government is shut down: "The administration's legal argument wasn't clear on Monday", the paper said.

All tax refunds are given through a permanent, indefinite appropriation, and the IRS is of the view that it still has authority to pay refunds despite a lapse in annual appropriations.

"We keep trying to call people at I.R.S. and Treasury", said Daniel Rubin, a spokesman for the Ways and Means Committee, "and there's no one there". The IRS has yet to announce when individuals and businesses can begin submitting their income tax returns.

Remember that big tax cut approved by Congress and the president? About 800,000 federal workers have been affected, many of whom will go without a paycheck for the first time this week. Miller said the IRS already had its hands full preparing for all the changes, updating its computer software and writing new paper forms.

In the meantime, some IRS employees continue working to implement the new tax plan, which contained its own funding for two fiscal years.

"There is a pot of money to pay refunds, but there is not a pot of money to do the work to actually pay the refunds", Berger said.

Salah retains CAF African Player of the Year gong
The trio of Mohamed Salah , Sadio Mane and Pierre Aubameyang were named in the African's best X1 for the year 2018. Borussia Dortmund and Morocco's Achraf Hakimi beat Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi to the Young Player of the Year Award.

During a shutdown, the IRS typically doesn't perform audits, pay refunds or offer assistance to taxpayers if they have questions, especially outside of the filing seasons.

"The decision will come as a relief to many taxpayers who file their taxes as soon as the filing season begins to claim their refund checks", Boomberg reports.

"You've got programs that have different capacities to weather shortfalls in funding and some of them can't weather this at all", said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a Republican and former director of the Congressional Budget Office.

The agency announced Monday that tax filing season will begin January 28, when Americans get their W-2s from employers.

This afternoon reporter Paula Reid confirmed with White House officials that tax refunds will go out.

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