Thousands of Internal Revenue Service employees will be rolling up their sleeves as they work to process tax returns.
On Tuesday, the IRS announced their plans to help Americans get their tax refunds, despite a looming government shutdown. As of this week, this is the longest lasting partial government shutdown the U.S. has ever experienced.
And for those 46,000 IRS employees, expected to show-up to work, they will not be getting paid.
Chuck Rettig, IRS commissioner, say’s that the IRS is dedicated to the working class citizen.
“We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period,”
No one knows how long the government will stay shut down, but it’s causing a wave of frustration for workers with bills.
“We work to help the taxpayers. We’re on the phones with them, we’re talking with them. We feel like we’re doing a good service to our country and our fellow citizens,” said Jenny Brown, IRS worker. “And then to be shut down like this without knowing when our next paycheck is coming, it’s really heartbreaking.”
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