Happy New Year!
We hope you are getting off to an exciting, happy new start this January. Every year seems to show great promise and 2019 feels like it could be a good one. Every year, however, also has its challenges and changes. As most of you probably know, the federal government has been partly shut down for over three weeks. This shutdown has affected the IRS, which has not been able to fully function. Although it may be a nice break not hearing from the IRS, our politicians cannot shut down the government forever. Recently, the IRS has promised that it will begin sending refunds to tax filers soon. The bureau also announced that tax season would start on January 28. But many accountants and taxpayers worry that the shutdown could spell trouble later in the year. Not only has the IRS fallen behind in answering questions, ithasn’t provided final regulations about