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