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Government Shutdown Could Delay Your Tax Refund

The IRS says you will still be able to file your 2018 tax returns, but they won't be able to issue refunds until after the shutdown ends.

WASHINGTON -- If the partial government shutdown goes on for weeks, it could delay your tax refund check.

The IRS, a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, is one of several federal agencies shut down as President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats argue over funding a border wall. 

The IRS says you will still be able to file your 2018 tax returns, but the agency won't be able to issue refunds until after the shutdown ends.

If the shutdown ends sometime soon--before tax season begins in late January--you probably won't notice a delay in getting your tax refund, according to the IRS.If the shutdown stretches into February, your refund will likely take longer than usual to arrive.

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