Government shutdown will not affect tax returns

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- With the government still shutdown, many are wondering if it will affect their tax returns.

According to the IRS, filing season will begin January 28, which is normal.

Kimberly Evans, the franchise owner at Liberty Tax in Grand Junction, says that she has received many calls from people who are confused about the shutdown.

Some think they won’t be able to file their taxes, which is not true.

She says that many people are worried that they won't receive W-2 forms, because they believe those come from the IRS. W-2 forms come from your employer.

According to Evans, those employers need to give the form out by January 31.

The IRS says it’s recalling a significant portion of government workers to make sure refunds can be processed.

The IRS website states that it issues more than 90 percent of refunds within 21 days once the tax return is filed.

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