The White House has promised that despite the government shutdown, 2018 tax refunds will be issued by the IRS!
CNN.com says that even though the IRS is part of the government shutdown, that the White House has confirmed that we will be getting income tax refunds. The Department Of Treasury confirmed that refunds will be issued. Normally, the IRS would not pay refunds while the government is shut down but it looks they’re making an exception in this case.
The article also says that “the IRS has yet to announce when individuals and businesses can begin submitting their income tax returns.”