Federal Sequester Affects IRS Customer Service

Washington, D.C. (April 19, 2013)

 

By Richard Rubin

 

Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) The Internal Revenue Service will close all of its public operations on five days from now through August because of employee furloughs, IRS Acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller told employees in a memo Friday.

Steven T. MIller

The tax agency will be closed and almost all employees will be furloughed on May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30, Miller wrote. The closing will affect operations such as the IRS toll-free lines and taxpayer assistance centers.

As many as two more furlough days may be needed in August and September, Miller wrote.

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