Wall Street Journal reports:
The Internal Revenue Service plans to require five to seven days of unpaid leave for many of it employees through September, but it won’t begin the furloughs until the summer in an effort to avoid disruptions in the April tax filing deadline.
“The IRS is projecting between five and seven furlough days beginning sometime this summer,” National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley said. “We have had informal discussions with the agency about this matter and we will engage in bargaining when the formal notice of furlough is provided.”
I wonder what would happen if a few million people took advantage of the automatic extensions on filing their returns this year. It could be tragic: all those returns not coming in until after a bunch of employees are on an unpaid furlough.