Why the 2019 Tax Season Will Be a Mess — Even Without the Government Shutdown

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Will you get a big tax refund this year? Or any refund? The government shutdown is over (for now) and IRS workers are back on the job, but will 2019 tax refunds be delayed anyway? And how will the new tax laws affect how you should file taxes this year — and whether or not you’ll get a tax refund?

The answers to all of these questions are unclear. We do know one thing for sure: The 2019 tax season starts today, Monday, Jan. 28.

This means that the IRS says it will start processing tax returns today. Other than that, there is plenty of confusion for tax filers and even tax professionals, in particular because it’s difficult to gauge exactly what impact the government shutdown and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on tax returns and tax refunds in 2019. Here’s a look at some of the major…

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