people are wondering how the sequester will impact this year’s tax season.
Government workers, including IRS employees, will be furloughed in the sequester. But the
IRS furlough is being delayed until later in in year, so there won’t be
any breaks on tax deadlines.
Commissioner Steven T. Miller told employees in a memorandum that, if
sequestration happens as it’s predicted to, IRS employees should expect
to be furloughed for five to seven days before the end of the fiscal
year. He added that the priority of the IRS is to “continue to deliver
for the nation’s taxpayers” and to “minimize the impact on our employees
as much as possible while carrying out our mission.”