Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/14/2019 -- The recent government shutdown, lasting 35 days, was the longest in the history of the United States, impacting many government agencies, including the IRS. Because this shutdown comes at the beginning of the 2019 tax season, many individuals have voiced concerns about how this shutdown will affect their tax returns. Brennan & Company CPA, PC, the provider of small business accounting services in Philadelphia, is now offering information regarding the delays and disruptions that the IRS faces and what it means for taxpayers across the region.
Although the IRS furloughed more than 80% of its employees during the shutdown, it did not close entirely. During this time, the agency continued to insist that tax would begin on time and even recalled some furloughed employees to prepare for the season. Because of the reduction in staff members over the shutdown period, the IRS experienced a significant decrease in their call capacity to handle inquiries over the phone, and not everyone who called was able to receive an answer. In fact, this diminished ability to field calls is expected to continue well into the tax season.
For individuals concerned that this shutdown will adversely affect their tax refund, the simple answer is no. The IRS is reciting that they will still be able to follow their planned refund schedule, which can be found on their website. Additionally, using the "Where's My Refund?" tool on their site can help individuals to track their refund. To prevent any other delays, it's recommended to file electronically and choose direct deposit for any refunds expected form the agency.
The experts at Brennan & Company CPA, PC can provide guidance for any individuals with questions about their tax situation or refunds. For more information, or for bookkeeping services for small businesses in Philadelphia, visit their firm at http://www.brennanandcompanycpa.com or call 215-951-5585 today.
About Brennan & Company CPA, PC
Providing accounting, attestation, and tax services for small businesses through Southeastern Pennsylvania since 1996, Brennan & Company CPA, PC is committed to helping clients effectively manage their finances. With a risk-averse approach to financial decisions, the company offers responsible tax guidance and direction, all with a dedication to integrity, security, and privacy.
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