IRS to bring back 46,000 employees to work without pay
IRS employees protest the government shutdown. Photo: Natalie Behring/Getty Images
The Internal Revenue Service is calling back around 60% of its furloughed workforce — amounting to 46,000 employees — to work on tax refunds without pay, AP reports.
Why it matters: The White House announced last week that the IRS will send out federal income tax returns, with a very real possibility that the government shutdown will continue past Jan. 28 — the official start of tax filing season.