The IRS has just released an update on what they will and will not be doing during the government shutdown:

The IRS will continue to:

  • Process electronic and paper-filed returns (including amended returns)
  • Issue refunds
  • Respond to taxpayer questions
  • Send out automated notices
  • Implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

What the IRS will not do:

  • Process transcript requests (If a POA is on file they will through e-services)
  • Process new POA requests
  • Conduct any audit functions (unless the SOL could expire)

For the full notice click here.