The government shutdown isn't only affecting government employees pay, now it is taking from our pay. What is messed up is that the IRS is still accepting money, therefore if you have payments to make then the money is still due April 15th.
Apparently, during the shutdown the IRS doesn’t perform audits, respond to questions outside of filing season or process refunds. The IRS is not funded during any government shutdowns. This isn't a new thing, it has been happening since the last government shutdown in January of 2018. Exactly a year later and we're going through it all over again.
For those who don't know a government shutdown happens when either Congress fails to pass or the President refuses to sign a bill funding federal government operations and agencies. Until a decision is made, the government is forced to remain shut down. Click here for full detail on a government shut down.
BUT there is good news...
The government shutdown is set to be resolved in a few weeks. We have to start filing for our taxes in a few weeks too so technically we are not affected by the shutdown. It just may take a little longer than normal.
I wonder if this has anything to do with funding that wall...