will the current government shutdown delay income tax returns or refunds?

Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

         With the current status of the government shutdown which could last months, I am wondering if this will have a negative impact upon income tax returns.

          Thank you

          George
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
From:  https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/business/treasury-irs-shutdown-refund/index.html

Quote "The IRS is currently working under non-filing season shutdown plans and will be updating it ahead of the upcoming tax season as soon as Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter"

The IRS is working on plans for taxes.  Do not avoid your tax return at this early date for sure.

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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Jackie and John,

           Thank you for your resourceful links.  While both submitted links are certainly informative, I found the link given by John to tie most directly to answering my question of interest.  

           George
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks, George and I wish you luck in the upcoming tax season.
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