An Enrolled Agents thoughts on the Shutdown

I can talk at length about the government shut down and the politics involved.  But the fact is, I am an advocate for the taxpaying public, and that isn't about politics. Taxpayers deserve fair, consistent, and timely assistance regarding their tax responsibilities. They deserve well trained, service oriented and interested members of the Service to be available at reasonable times. This shutdown is a disservice to the taxpayers, especially as the October 15 deadline approaches.  Yes, even individuals who file extensions are often due refunds - and they aren't going to receive them. It is a disservice to taxpayers who [...]