Utah IRS center braces for potential closure

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service center in northern Utah will stop processing paper filings if the federal government shuts down Friday night amid failed budget talks.The Salt Lake Tribune Reports the IRS has about 4,100 workers across the state. The facility in Ogden is one of the country’s largest.The city has 20,000 federal employees who could be affected by the closure. That amounts to almost 8 percent of the total workforce.If the federal government does shutdown, taxpayers would still have to file taxes and pay money owed by April 18. The IRS just wouldn’t be able to process paper returns until the government reopened.The IRS says those expecting a refund should file returns electronically and ask that the money be deposited directly into their bank accounts.

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