KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The government shutdown is keeping most IRS workers at home, but they still want your cash! If you filed a tax extension — you better get that return in the mail by midnight.
More than 90 percent of all IRS workers are currently not working. IRS offices, like the one in Kansas City, don’t have anyone on hand to process your return.
But federal officials say despite that fact, you still need to file your return by the end of Tuesday…or risk having to pay interest or fine.
We all know the traditional tax filing deadline is April 15th, but those who couldn’t get it done in time filed a six month extension, which expires on Tuesday.
More than 12 million people nationwide filed an extension, with more than 220,000 of those taxpayers from Kansas and Missouri.
Here’s how the government shutdown will affect you if you are filing an extension.