Skip to comments.IRS, other federal agencies to be closed Friday by furloughs
Posted on 05/23/2013 5:17:03 PM PDT by haffast
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service and three other U.S. government agencies will be closed Friday as employees take a forced unpaid holiday due to spending cuts.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Office of Management and Budget are also set to be closed due to furloughs, CNN Money reported.
The one-day shutdown of the IRS, at a time when many people want to know when to expect their tax refund checks, is likely to have the most noticeable impact, CNN said.
IRS offices and hotlines will be out of business for four days in this shutdown, since Monday is a federal holiday, Memorial Day. The agency also plans to close on June 14, July 5, July 22, and Aug. 30.
(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...
They won’t be furloughing the anti-conservative departments, I take it?
I’d be fine with it if they furloughed the IRS for a few years instead of just setting them up for a four day weekend.
Most are just an extension of a holiday weekend.
shut them down permanently
The IRS is closing? Permanently?
Every time this happens, these folks eventually receive back pay so this is really a paid vacation....and notice they made their weekend twice as long with the Memorial Day Holiday. Such clever ba******.
“At a time when many people want to know when to expect their tax refund checks...”
BS. It’s May already, and everybody got their refunds in January and February. Who are they trying to convince with that ridiculous line of bull?
They can furlough the whole f*****g government as far as I’m concerned.
Not for furloughs.
nice that the federale govt workers get a good 4 day weekend....of course the cops, the nurses, the firemen will be out there 24/7 doing the essential work.....
That’s a start.
“One reason is that Congress has sometimes granted furloughed federal employees back pay for the wages they missed. There is no guarantee that will happen this time. But after the 21-day shutdown from Dec. 16, 1995, to Jan. 6, 1996, more than $44 million was approved by Congress and the president to retroactively pay the 284,000 impacted employees, according to the Congressional Research Service.”
The incident cited in the article was a shutdown where there was no appropriation or CR that allowed the government to continue to legally operate. The remedy is (or was) to write the retroactive pay into the new appropriation or a supplemental.
The upcoming furlough is an administrative furlough. The actions required to approve retroactive pay are different and a little more complicated.
Ultimately, however, Congress will do what Congress is going to do. I am not operating under the assumption that that furlough days will be repaid and have been so advised by my command to not expect back pay.