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Sequester: IRS to shut down for five days
Washington Times ^ | 4/19/19 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 04/19/2013 11:32:35 AM PDT by Nachum

The IRS will shut down entirely for five days this year in order to try to meet its slimmed-down budget under the sequesters, a labor union that represents Treasury Department employees said on Friday. The IRS will close its doors on May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30, and employees are being told there could be two other days as well. “On those days all public operations of the IRS will be shut down, leaving taxpayers without access to information and assistance from frontline workers,” the National Treasury Employees Union said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: down; irs; sequester; shut
Um... wanna try for 10 days?
1 posted on 04/19/2013 11:32:35 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy Sequester!!!!


2 posted on 04/19/2013 11:33:15 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Nachum

A good start.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 11:33:52 AM PDT by Marathoner (Anyone who believes in liberty and the Constitution has almost zero representation in DC today)
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To: Nachum

How bout 100 years?


4 posted on 04/19/2013 11:33:54 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Nachum

How does a 2% cut in the rate of growth cause all of these dire consequences? Someone is lying.


5 posted on 04/19/2013 11:34:09 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Nachum

It won’t really shut down. Just the incompetents who answer the public’s questions.


6 posted on 04/19/2013 11:34:37 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Nachum

so why is the white house still having concerts, and fancy dinners while the self professed royal family closes our house to us which we pay for?

Close down AF1 and 2,unless it’s business and flying to Boston was not needed after all he read a speech written by someone else and also stop all their vacations, fancy dinners, concerts etc.
Kick her Chicago family out and let them pay for their own meals, toilet roll etc.


7 posted on 04/19/2013 11:34:42 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: unixfox

I vote for 365 days a year.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 11:34:49 AM PDT by Texas Yellow Rose
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To: Nachum

You don’t think they’ll actually do it AFTER your refund check is issued, do you?


9 posted on 04/19/2013 11:34:56 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Nachum

These shutdowns are a lot of cr** because they will all get paid for this vacation once the government reopens....the old rob peter to pay paul.


10 posted on 04/19/2013 11:38:14 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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11 posted on 04/19/2013 11:38:51 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Nachum
On those days all public operations of the IRS will be shut down, leaving taxpayers without access to information and assistance....

This is frightening. I hope that counselors will be available for those of us most affected....

12 posted on 04/19/2013 11:39:54 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Nachum

I see all those dates are Fridays. Gives them a 3 day weekend.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 11:43:44 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

Operational Shut Down: Defined is Government speak: Authorized leave with pay.


14 posted on 04/19/2013 11:44:51 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Nachum

Get rid of the income tax. Replace it with the Fair Tax, or a flat sales tax. And then most of the IRS can remain closed indefinitely.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 11:45:07 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Nachum

They waited until after they sent out 99.9% of the free earned income tax credit money and the refundable child tax credit money to the illegal aliens and welfare bums.


16 posted on 04/19/2013 11:45:56 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Nachum

Now if we could just get them shut down for the other 360... :-)

Fair Tax!!!


17 posted on 04/19/2013 11:46:29 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: Texas Yellow Rose
I vote for 365 days a year.

What about leap years?

18 posted on 04/19/2013 11:48:32 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Nachum

Wow - the sequester got extra paid holidays for the IRS?


19 posted on 04/19/2013 11:48:59 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Nachum

It goes without saying that women and children taxpayers will be hardest hit.


20 posted on 04/19/2013 11:49:25 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Nachum

What is it that they were able to determine about those days in particular that would “make it hurt” the most to us?


21 posted on 04/19/2013 11:57:34 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: All

i’d like a partial refund for those days.


22 posted on 04/19/2013 11:58:31 AM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: Raycpa

and that Grandma will be roll off a cliff because she did not get her form 1040 questions answered


23 posted on 04/19/2013 11:59:50 AM PDT by llevrok (Cut the PC Speak. Muslims share the Democrats hated of America.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

They look close to holidays. My guess is these are high volume sick days. Now the average employee won’t need to use up sick days for an extra long holiday weekend.


24 posted on 04/19/2013 12:03:14 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Nachum

Of course the only people at the IRS getting cut will be the ones that process refunds.


25 posted on 04/19/2013 12:06:12 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Nachum

How about forever. Get a flat tax.


26 posted on 04/19/2013 12:18:51 PM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: Nachum

This is not about the sequester, its about an extra day off with pay:

FRIDAY, May 24: Federal Holiday is Monday May 27 (Memorial Day) (4 day week-end)

FRIDAY, June 14: Flag Day (3 day week-end)

FRIDAY, July 5 Thursday July 4th Federal Holiday (4-day week-end)

MONDAY, July 22 (3 day week-end)

FRIDAY, Aug. 30: Monday September 2, Labor Day and Federal Holiday (4 day Week-end)


27 posted on 04/19/2013 12:20:37 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: ColdOne

I see all those dates are Fridays. Gives them a 3 day weekend


There are 3 4-day week-ends, dates are tied with Federal Holidays


28 posted on 04/19/2013 12:22:29 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Raycpa

Makes sense, thanks.


29 posted on 04/19/2013 12:27:44 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Nachum

But, but, but I thought Obama was going to hire 16,000 IRS agents/employees to enforce Obamacare.


30 posted on 04/19/2013 12:30:10 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Nachum
Sequester: IRS to shut down for five days

I have five, do I hear thirty?

Forty!

Six months, Do I hear six months?

31 posted on 04/19/2013 12:32:58 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: Nachum

Wow, hard to believe a cut in the amount of an increase could cause so many headaches.

Imagine if they really cut the budget.


32 posted on 04/19/2013 1:30:29 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: KittenClaws

Most companies and state agencies do such shutdowns a day a week, not a full week. Doing this for a full week gives them a week of unemployment benefits.


33 posted on 04/19/2013 4:14:25 PM PDT by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: hattend

yea we might actually have some freedom. Imagine no IRS..


34 posted on 04/24/2013 9:24:48 PM PDT by Monorprise
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