IRS recalls 36,000 workers to process refunds, most of whom won’t be paid until shutdown lifts

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The IRS said it’s recalling 36,000 additional federal employees to process refunds.

That will bring the total number of those working at the IRS during the government shutdown to more than 46,000, or about 57% of the workforce, and most of them won’t be paid.

Only about 800 federal employees in two specific areas of the agency will get their paychecks.

This year’s tax filing season begins on January 28th.

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