The federal government shutdown will impact when you can file your income taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service will need at least an extra couple of weeks to get all their systems back up to speed in the aftermath of the shutdown.
That means local tax preparers can still do your paperwork, but they'll have to wait at least a couple of weeks before they can actually file those returns with the IRS.
“They just have to exercise a little more patience, we've had this situation happen in years prior and everything's gone through. It's just been a little delay as far as processing is concerned,” Tim Ness with Ness Tax & Bookkeeping Service said.
But while the IRS needs an extra couple of weeks to process your returns, you still have to file by the April 15 deadline.
Perry Groten talks with local taxpayers about what they think about the delay, coming up tonight on KELOLAND News.