Five Ways the Government Shutdown Will Screw Up Your Life

2. You want to talk to the Internal Revenue Service about your taxes.

Tough luck. Government workers who are deemed "essential," like law enforcement, get to stay on, though they won't be getting paid for a while so they aren't likely in a good mood about it, but "non-essentials" will not be working. Go on and call the IRS call center to ask why your taxes are too high, or inquire if your dog needs to pay taxes -- it'll ring and ring and they'll never answer because essential they are not, according to the LA Times. Also, that tax exemption you requested expires October 15, so if you're just now figuring out that whole tax thing, better find a buddy because there will be no help from the IRS hotline.


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Ricardo Moya
Ricardo Moya

State park? Don't you mean national park?

Casey Buhrer
Casey Buhrer

Social security administration is working at a limited capacity, so no changing your name on your social security card if you're recently married :(

rgwalt
rgwalt

I believe #1 is incorrect.  The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is still operating during the shutdown.  Plus, if you have a CHL in Texas, you don't have to go through the background check.

marmy
marmy

Any fool that waits till the last minute to get their first passport or even renew an existing one deserves the headaches that come with it.

Verne_Lundquist
Verne_Lundquist

Weak article from a weak-minded spouter of unchecked factoids. Try the truth instead of Dem talking points for your next 'effort'.

NewsDog
NewsDog

As far as I know there aren't too many NSA people working at an airport, but I could be wrong. Could you perhaps mean TSA?  

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