IRS Postpones August Furlough Day


The IRS has announced that it will remain open on Friday, August 30

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of this year – a day that had been previously scheduled to close due to a furlough day.

 


This furlough day was set to be the last of a series of five furlough days for this season. The fourth furlough day, set to close on July 22 of this year was canceled. The furlough days were initially implemented as a result of budget concerns, most notably the sequester.

 


It’s important to note that the August 30

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furlough day was postponed, not canceled. Danny Werfel, acting IRS commissioner, stated that the IRS “will reevaluate in early September and make a final determination as to whether we will need another furlough day in September.”