IRS collecting money but not sending refunds during shutdownSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 20:56
IRS collecting money but not sending refunds during shutdown
By Stephen Dinan and Jacqueline Klimas-The Washington Times Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The IRS is still collecting taxes during the government shutdown, but it isn’t sending out refunds — and it’s also stopped complying with a subpoena to turn over documents to members of Congress who are investigating the agency’s targeting of tea party groups.
Both the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Ways and Means Committee have stopped getting documents from the IRS.
“The IRS has indicated to the committee that their furlough decisions will affect the agency’s responsiveness to committee requests, including the outstanding subpoena,” said Ali Ahmad, a spokesman for the oversight committee.