Weekly Report from Washington, D.C.

During the week of January 7, the White House announced that the IRS would issue tax refunds during the 2019 tax filing season even if the partial government shutdown persists. Making permanent tax reforms was a priority for the Senate’s top tax writer. The IRS announced that it would process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019, despite the government shutdown.

White House

The White House announced that the IRS would issue tax refunds during the 2019 tax filing season even if the partial government shutdown persists, (TAXDAY, 2019/01/08, W.1).

Congress

Senate Finance Committee (SFC) Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, wanted to see certain Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) (P.L. 115-97) provisions made permanent, (TAXDAY, 2019/01/11, C.1).

The House approved a standalone bill to fully reopen Treasury and the IRS as the partial government shutdown heads toward record-breaking numbers, (TAXDAY, 2019/01/10, C.1).

The House expected to approve a measure that would fully reopen Treasury and the IRS, (TAXDAY, 2019/01/09, C.1).

The House’s top tax writer requested information on effects of partial government shutdown from Treasury and the IRS, (TAXDAY, 2019/01/07, C.1).

IRS

Tax Returns. The IRS announced that it would process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019, despite the government shutdown, (IR-2019-1; TAXDAY, 2019/01/09, I.1).

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