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IRS Cancels July 22 Furlough Day

The Internal Revenue Service today announced the cancellation of its fourth scheduled agency-wide employee furlough day that was due to occur on Monday, July 22.

"The IRS will be open for taxpayers that day as scheduled, and all employees will be paid for that day. This step follows a lot of hard work across the Service to cut costs," Danny Werfel, IRS Principal Deputy Commissioner, said in a message to IRS employees.

‪The IRS has so far taken three furlough days on May 24, June 14 and July 5 due to the current budget situation, including the sequester.

‪The IRS is also considering whether the next scheduled furlough day on Aug. 30 will be necessary.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 16-Jul-2013