Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Treasury Department and the IRS has released their contingency plan in the event of a government shutdown. The plan complies with the Anti-Deficiency Act, an act prohibiting spending or employing personnel during lapses in government appropriations except when necessary to protect life or property or otherwise authorized by law. The IRS expects around 9% of employees would remain on the job.
The plan lists several suspended functions; however, tax filing and processing will continue, meaning the upcoming October 15 deadline for extensions will remain.
The plan only covers what will happen during a five-day shutdown; beyond that, the deputy commissioner for operations support will make necessary adjustments.
See Daniel Hood, IRS Releases Gov’t Shutdown Contingency Plan, Accounting Today, Sept. 30, 2013.