The Trump administration last week ordered at least 30,000 IRS workers back to their offices, where they have been working to process refunds without pay. It was one of the biggest steps the government has taken to mitigate the shutdown’s impact on Americans’ lives.
But IRS employees across the country — some in coordinated protest, others out of financial necessity — won’t be clocking in, according to Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, and several local union officials.
Tax filing season starts Monday, and so far this year, the IRS is only answering around a third of its calls—with 25 to 40 minute wait times—because of a lack of staffing due to the shutdown, according to an aide https://t.co/UHtoVKETDB
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