What Effect Will a Federal Government Shutdown Have on Tax Refunds?

As a followup to yesterday’s post on how to check the status of your tax refund, I just wanted to post a quick update with info on what impact the impending Federal government shutdown will have on your tax refund…

In general terms, there shouldn’t be much of an impact on e-filers. According to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, the automatic processing of electronic returns will continue even in the face of a shutdown, and any associated returns should go out on time. But if you filed a paper return, the processing of your return may be delayed, meaning that your refund will likewise be delayed.

Regardless of what happens, it’s important to note that the tax filing deadline will still be April 18th, and that any checks that you send along with your return will be cashed without delay.

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