Bloomberg Tax
Jan. 18, 2019, 8:58 PM

No IRS Help on Global Tax Issues as Shutdown Keeps Officials Home

Sony Kassam
Sony Kassam

Tax practitioners have a lot of questions about the 2017 overhaul’s international provisions—and most of those are going unanswered.

The American Bar Association’s tax section began its midyear meeting in New Orleans on Jan. 17. But the ongoing government shutdown has meant Treasury and IRS officials are largely unable to travel to conferences.

Furloughed IRS employees were required to cancel authorized travel scheduled after Dec. 21, 2018, and all other travel for non-furloughed employees must be approved, according to an agency document. The shutdown began Dec. 22, 2018.

The conference is usually a chance for practitioners to ...

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