Posted at: 10/01/2013 5:36 PM
By: Sean Boswell
IRS/WIC May Feel Effects of Government Shutdown
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The IRS is closed indefinitely until the Government resolves its budget issues.
Taxpayers are still obligated to file, but refunds cannot happen until the shutdown is over.
It is encouraged that taxpayers file electronically, as the returns will come automatically.
“Due to the current budget situation, all IRS offices are closed. We will resume normal operations as soon as possible. Under federal law, all tax payment and filing deadlines remain in effect during this period,” according to the Rochester IRS answering machine.
The WIC program is currently unaffected.
“Currently Olmsted County and the Minnesota WIC Program are open and we continue to operate as usual serving all WIC eligible clients,” said Wendy O’Leary, a nutritionist with the WIC program.
This could change should the shutdown linger for an extended period of time.
The WIC Program will continue to monitor the situation until the shutdown is resolved.