While the U.S. Government is still shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service is taking the proper steps to make sure that tax filing season begins this month. The IRS has set January 28, 2019 as the official start date for the season.
This means the IRS will begin accepting tax returns on that date and up until the filing deadline, which is April 15, 2019. This eliminates the fear that there would be a delay in processing returns and issuing refunds due to the shutdown.
The IRS shares the most recent detailed information about this latest development at the link below. As always, reach out to Holbrook & Manter with any questions you may have.