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    I have worked with Seth and he is the utmost professional in how he works with his clients. If you need an attorney you can trust I would highly recommend the Law Office of Seth Hanson.
  • Very Professional.

    Everyone was very professional and efficient. Seth, and everyone that I had contact with were very knowledgeable. I was very pleased with how we were treated by his staff. My questions were always answered promptly. I was very pleased with the service I received and would not hesitate to refer someone to your firm.
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    I found the firm's representation to be more than what I expected. I was always kept in the loop, all my questions were answered (whether or not I asked more than once the same question), and I felt completely supported by the firm staff when going through this (at times) scary ordeal. Thank you again.
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    I liked that you had very friendly, caring staff. You were all very knowledgeable. Your treatment towards me was excellent and you quickly responded to all my concerns. If a friend asked of your overall impression, I would say that we were very impressed and we would recommend you to them.

The Government Shutdown And The Irs

With the government shutdown in full swing and no end in sight, taxpayers are wondering what this means for tax season. The government shutdown has the IRS operating on a small skeleton staff that is approximately 12% of its usual force. This staff is going to continue to process returns, but refund checks will not be issued until the government fully reopens. The government is reminding American’s that despite the shutdown, your taxes are still due.

Could Delay Refunds

Depending on the length of the government shutdown, this could have an impact on consumer spending. Most people who file right away in January are expecting a refund, late filers tend to owe taxes. With a shutdown at the beginning of tax season, it has a greater impact on those who filed promptly and may have intentions for their anticipated returns.

Processing Tax Refunds

As of January 7, 2019, the White House issued a statement that the IRS will continue to process tax refunds. However, the statement was not accompanied by any plan of action or mention of ramping up staffing.

In addition to the delay in processing tax returns, the IRS also does not currently have the resources to perform audits or answer off season tax questions or issue refunds.

Those who are intending to use their tax returns to pay off debt or file for bankruptcy can expect a delay in their refunds. For more information contact your local Modesto bankruptcy attorney.

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