Tax Expert and Advisor Barry G. Fowler, EA, Talks About How The Partial Government Shutdown Is Likely To Affect Taxpayers

Barry G. Fowler, EA, leading expert in tax resolution issues and CEO of Taxation Solutions tells taxpayers to file their tax returns on time even though the IRS may delay issuing tax refunds due to the government shutdown.

Houston, TX – January 17, 2019 – Barry G. Fowler, CEO of Taxation Solutions, posted a new blog on the company website entitled “Despite Shutdown, If You Owe The IRS, Pay Up. If They Owe You, Forget About It,” in which Mr. Fowler talks about how the IRS typically functions during a government shutdown when it comes to tax refunds.

Barry FowlerFowler states, “Here we are going full steam ahead into tax season as a partial government shutdown approaches its two-week point.” He continues adding, “It’s no wonder that taxpayers are getting concerned that they may not be getting their tax refunds from the IRS in a timely manner.”

According to Fowler, “It’s pretty much a given that during a government shutdown, taxpayers still have to file and pay their tax bills on time. But, surprise, the IRS is not obligated to send taxpayers their refunds until the government reopens.” He emphasizes, “In fact, the IRS generally does not issue refunds at all during a shutdown.”

“As is always the case,” says Fowler, “this shutdown and the delay in tax refunds will disproportionately affect low-income Americans. So, you’ll have to put off paying down your debt for a while, that is, if you get a refund this year with the new tax bill. In fact, more people may be surprised to find out they owe the IRS this year.”

The entire blog can be read at

About Barry G. Fowler, EA

Barry G. Fowler founded Taxation Solutions out of a genuine concern for the IRS issues his clients face, many of whom are self-employed, contract employees, or entrepreneurs. For his contributions to his profession and expertise in tax resolution and financial planning, Fowler has been featured as one of America’s Trendsetters on CBS and Yahoo, and as a Premier Expert in Inc. Magazine. He has been instrumental in helping hundreds of people resolve complex tax issues with the IRS.

Fowler is licensed to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, and is a longstanding member of several tax industry professional organizations: NAEA, NATP, TSEA, ASTPS.

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