As we had previously told you, there was some doubt that the IRS would be giving out tax refunds because of the shutdown.
The White House now says the IRS will give out tax refunds even if the government is shut down when they're due to go out. In past shutdowns, the IRS accepted tax returns, but wouldn't dole out refunds until after the government was funded again.
The acting head of the White House Office of Management and Budget says the administration is trying to make the shutdown as painless as possible. The government shutdown is in its 18th day and shows no sign of ending as Democrats and the White House remain deadlocked over the issue of funding for a border wall.