The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will bring back tens of thousands of furloughed workers ahead of tax season, but that might do little to alleviate challenges the agency was already facing before the partial government shutdown began.
Despite the partial government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service has reopened the Income Verification Express Service used by mortgage lenders to verify borrowers’ income, relying on user fees to help pay the salaries of IRS employees working in the unit.
The IRS will give last-minute filers additional time to file their tax returns after the web page for paying their tax bills using their bank accounts crashed, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, according to the Associated Press.
Late last year, the Internal Revenue Service persuaded a federal judge to require Coinbase, a San Francisco-based digital-currency wallet and platform with about 20 million customers, to turn over customer information. Driving the IRS’...