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Kelly Phillips Erb, Senior Contributor Taxes
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) isn’t shutting down completely – but it’s getting close. Some IRS call centers and return processing centers are closing in response to COVID-19.
COVID-19 is the official name for the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. According to Johns Hopkins, as of March 23, 2020, there are 353,692 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 167 territories and countries. The United States has 35,345 confirmed cases with reported cases in every state; only China and Italy have more confirmed cases.
As a result, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States issued an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
Additionally, several Governors have issued stay-at-home orders.
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