IRS will need at least a year to recover from shutdown, watchdog tells Congress

“The watchdog group told House staffers that the recovery would take between 12 and 18 months, one House aide said” writes Reporter For Wonkblog for About 2,000 recently hired IRS employees also need to be trained before they can start answering taxpayer questions over the phone.The government shutdown also delayed training for IRS employees, who must be taught how to implement changes to the tax code passed by Republicans in 2017.But some IRS employees are glad to be going back to work.

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