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IRS Open Aug. 30; Furlough Postponed

Aug. 7, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service today announced it will be open on Friday, Aug. 30, following the postponement of its fifth scheduled agency-wide employee furlough day.

"We have made substantial progress in cutting costs. … Our progress is such that we have decided to postpone the furlough day scheduled for Aug. 30. We still have more work to do on the budget and cost-savings, so we will reevaluate in early September and make a final determination as to whether we will need another furlough day in September," said Danny Werfel, IRS Acting Commissioner, 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.

‪Last month, the IRS was also able to cancel the previously scheduled July 22nd furlough day due to cost-cutting efforts.  

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