If Congress doesn't send a bill to the President approving a spending budget by midnight Friday, most federal agencies will be forced to stop operations, again.
It is expected that bipartisan legislation will be first voted on by the Senate today, then the House where a vote is expected on agreement this evening. The bill then goes to the President for signature Friday morning.
It is unknown exactly how a second shutdown would affect the IRS, filing season, tax preparers and taxpayers. We would expect additional refund delays and staff shortages.
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