IRS will close for furloughs

The Internal Revenue Service will be closed May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30 when IRS employees will be furloughed. All IRS offices, including all toll-free hot lines, the Taxpayer Advocate Service and the agency's nearly 400 taxpayer assistance centers nationwide, will be closed on those days. No tax returns will be processed.

Because none of the furlough days are considered federal holidays, the shutdown will have no impact on any tax-filing deadlines. Where the last day for responding to an IRS request falls on a furlough day, the taxpayer will have until the next business day. Some web-based online tools and phone-based automated services will continue to function on furlough days.

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