The IRS is behind! - 2013-10-19
The IRS asks for your patience.
Despite reports to the contrary, the Internal Revenue Service really is back up and running after the shutdown.
However, it going to take a major internal effort to get the agency back up to speed - and to tackle the backlog - is necessarily going to take time. The IRS has noted in particular that it expects "high telephone demand" and that many walk-in offices could open at staggered times.
If your matter is not urgent, the IRS is asking you to wait.
The IRS has begun to process paper tax returns and will begin to issue refunds. They are also finally opening the mail and tackling transcript requests and authorization forms received during the shutdown from third parties - those that were causing some taxpayers major headaches. Again, expect some delays as the IRS works through the piles of mail and requests that have been sitting for more than two weeks.
If you need help please call Nicholas Trishin, CPA at 404-585-1040