(Washington, DC) -- If the partial government shutdown goes on for weeks it could delay Americans getting their tax refunds.
The IRS is one of the departments shut down as President Trump and Congressional Democrats argue over funding a border wall. As the shutdown continues, the IRS says Americans can still file their 2018 tax returns, but they will not be able to process any refunds until after the shutdown ends.
For now only 12-point-five percent of the ten-thousand IRS employees are working.
That number could increase once tax filing season picks up steam later this month. If the shutdown ends soon, Americans will probably not notice any delay in getting their refunds. If it drags on into February however, it is likely there will be delays.