As the government shutdown nears one month, the National Treasury Employees Union warns that your tax refunds may be delayed.
According to the IRS, in 2018, 6.1-million refunds had been processed by February 2. President Tony Reardon of the NTEU says with the IRS operating with currently only half their staff, they are already struggling and unsure if this tax season will go as planned. There is also a concern for the unpaid government employees who will be looking for their tax return as soon as possible.
“What we want to tell people is they can go ahead and come in and file with us and we are offering an advance loan. So you could come file and possibly get some of your refund if you do qualify now within 24 to 48 hours,” said Liberty Tax Service regional director Megan Landis.
Megan says anyone that has earned income credit, child tax credit or American opportunity credit will not receive their refunds until as early as February 27 this year. However, that will all depend on when the shutdown ends.