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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Krishnamoorthi Votes To Ensure Working Families Receive Their Tax Refunds Without Delay

January 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -  Last night, Congressman Krishnamoorthi joined his colleagues in passing the FY 2019 Department of the Treasury and IRS appropriations bill to ensure Illinois families will receive their tax refunds on time and in full. Due to the partial government shutdown, only 12% of IRS employees are currently on the job, meaning that thousands of families’ tax returns are vulnerable to delays and administrative error. Last year, more than 5 million Illinoisans received tax refunds totaling almost $14 billion, an average refund of $2,900 per filing.

“I voted to reopen the US Treasury Department and to ensure that Illinois’ working families receive the tax returns they’re owed, on time and in full,” said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. “Each year, millions of families across Illinois pay their taxes on time, secure in the knowledge they’ll receive their full refunds promptly. But this year, President Trump has endangered the financial wellbeing of those families through his decision to shut down the government and furlough the vast majority of the IRS workforce responsible for processing those refunds. I hope the President will embrace this legislation to reopen the Treasury Department along with other measures passed by the House to reopen the entire government and end this damaging shutdown.”