The Internal Revenue Service has temporarily stopped sending out tax refunds, and the Tax Court has suspended operations during the federal government shutdown, as lawmakers in Congress continue their battle over delaying or defunding Obamacare for a year.
The IRS announced contingency plans for the government shutdown on Monday ahead of the looming shutdown. On Tuesday, with the House and Senate failing to reach an agreement on a budget resolution to continue funding government operationsand with the impasse continuing over the insistence by Republican lawmakers that the health care reform law should be delayed as a necessary pre-condition for agreeing to a budget dealthe IRS elaborated on the shutdown plans on its Web site, including a temporary stoppage in tax refunds.
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