Tax filing deadline is the same even with shutdown

7:02 AM, Oct 15, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The government shutdown is keeping most IRS workers at home, but that doesn't mean taxpayers are getting a pass.

Tuesday's deadline for filing your taxes if you requested a six-month extension in April still stands.

While there is enough staff on hand to process your payments the IRS says it won't issue any refunds until "normal government operations resume."

The agency also won't have any workers to take calls or help taxpayers in person.  More than 90 percent of IRS staff is on a government-wide furlough due to the federal shutdown.

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