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Tuesday, 15 October 2013 02:26

Tax deadline not delayed by gov't shutdown

   Even a partial government shutdown that has most IRS workers furlough won't affect Tuesday's tax deadline.  

   Tax filers who requested a six month extension back in April must file their taxes by today.  

   Officials with the Internal Revenue Service say the shutdown hasn't changed that, but it has halted any refund checks until normal government operations resume.  

   There's also no one there to take calls or answer taxpayer questions, since more than 90 percent of IRS workers are on furlough.

Published in National News

   Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says there's nothing wrong with waiting until the last minute to file tax returns. The Chicago Democrat admitted to reporters yesterday that in the past he's been guilty of coming right up against the deadline.  

   Monday is that deadline -- the final day for Americans to file their 2012 tax returns.

   Quinn says it's no fun to pay taxes, but it's the price of living in a democracy.  

   The governor has released his tax returns in years past and he said yesterday that he plans to do so again soon.

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