Sunday, April 21, 2013

IRS to Close for 5 Days Due to Furloughs

Oh my.

The IRS will issue official furlough notices next week to employees detailing that the agency will be closed for five days with unpaid leave for workers this summer because of the sequester.

In a memo to employees, IRS Acting Commissioner Steve Miller said the furlough days will be May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30 with two additional days possible in August or September. During these days, all public-facing operations will be closed as will toll-free operations and Taxpayer Assistance Centers.

Every IRS worker will be covered by the furlough, reports FOX News. Personnel in charge of preserving systems and building security might be asked to work these days, but will be taking furlough days on alternative dates within those pay periods.


  1. I was hearing that these were just scare tactics... and it was only a decrease of .1 trillion over 10 years. Then why are so many measure being taken to save money?

  2. Let's make it a 365 days furlough instead.