Despite the government shutdown the IRS says its extended tax filing deadline is still in effect.
More than 12 million Americans requested the six month extension to file their taxes.
They must have them in by October 15.
The IRS is not operating at full capacity during the government shutdown.
Their help lines and assistance centers are closed.
Local tax professionals say they're able to assist people with the filing process.
"If individuals do have questions on their tax returns they should contact a licensed tax professional, preferably an enrolled agent. That way they can help them walk them through the questions and get their tax return complete," Curt Gilbreath with Stadler Tax Service said.
Tax refunds will not be issued until the government re-opens.
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