Shutdown Raises Concerns About Audit Information Deadlines

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Taxpayers are struggling with how to handle information deadlines for their audits that are coming due during the government shutdown, practitioners told Bloomberg BNA.
Although the shutdown has essentially stopped all Internal Revenue Service audit activity, IRS agents issued numerous information document requests in exams before the government closed. In many cases, responses are either already due, or soon will be due, Charles Rettig of Hochman Salkin Rettig Toscher & Perez PC in Beverly Hills, Calif., said Oct. 11.
Taxpayers are reluctant to send the information to empty offices and silent fax machines, yet they don't want to miss a deadline, he said.
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