Taxes due today despite partial government shutdown
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DENVER — Despite the partial government shutdown, Tuesday is still tax day for people who filed for a 6 month extension in April.
The Internal Revenue Service said that about 12 million people in the U.S. filled for an extension to pay their taxes and file 1040 forms.
According to a reminder on the IRS website, “the current lapse in federal appropriations does not affect the federal tax law, and all taxpayers should continue to meet their tax obligations as normal.”
Some people have additional extensions including members of the military serving abroad. People with extensions who were affected by the flooding in Colorado one month ago also get more time. They have until Dec. 2, 2013 to file and pay.
However, because many IRS workers are furloughed, getting help from the agency Tuesday will be difficult.
That also means that refunds will not be issued until government operations resume.