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Hoyer: IRS distributing refunds during shutdown is illegal
« on: January 08, 2019, 12:51:56 PM »
Hoyer: IRS distributing refunds during shutdown is illegal
The Hill, Jan 8, 2019

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) claimed Tuesday that the Trump administration lacks the legal authority to distribute tax refunds during the government shutdown, as the White House says it intends to do.

“Literally, there are $140 billion, approximately, in tax refunds that won’t be able to be sent,” Hoyer said during his weekly press briefing in the Capitol.

Hoyer’s comments came on Day 18 of the partial government shutdown that’s resulted from a partisan impasse over border wall funding. One of the agencies affected by the stand-off is the Treasury Department, which will oversee the issuing of tax refunds as the 2018 filing season advances.


More:  https://thehill.com/homenews/house/424327-hoyer-irs-refunds-during-shutdown-are-illegal
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Re: Hoyer: IRS distributing refunds during shutdown is illegal
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 12:57:10 PM »
By Hoyer's logic … wouldn't paying taxes also be illegal during a government shutdown?   :pondering:
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Re: Hoyer: IRS distributing refunds during shutdown is illegal
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 12:58:59 PM »
By Hoyer's logic … wouldn't paying taxes also be illegal during a government shutdown?   :pondering:

Hoyer isn't using logic; he's using rules for radicals.
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Re: Hoyer: IRS distributing refunds during shutdown is illegal
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 01:08:18 PM »
So don't send the refunds out. I really doubt there are a lot of Pubs getting refunds.
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