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SCOTT JAGOW: I’m sure some people would like to see the IRS disappear all together. Well, this might be as close as it’s gonna get. Flooding in the nation’s capitol has forced the IRS to close its headquarters for at least the next month. Here’s Hillary Wicai.
HILARY WICAI: The sub-basement at IRS headquarters had as much as 20 feet of water in it. Could that be a tax holiday floating our way?
TOM OCHSENSCHLAGER: “It’s not going to change any tax dates, I’ll guarantee you that.”
Tom Ochsenschlager is with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
OCSHSENSCHLAGER:“The office that’s closed down here is their national office whicha€¦sets policy.”
But surely this will slow down the guys who audit right? Terry Lemmons is with the IRS.
TERRY LEMMONS: Most of our key enforcement personnel work in other areas across the country, so that won’t have an impact on our day-to-day operations involving auditing. The tax system continues on.”
The IRS has been busy finding alternative work sites, and setting up some of its 2,400 effected workers at home.
In Washington, I’m Hillary Wicai for Marketplace.
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