U.S. Treasury Would Continue Operating Debt Programs in Shutdown

The U.S. Treasury would continue operating debt programs and managing its cash position if the government shuts down next week, the department said today.

The Internal Revenue Service would stop responding to taxpayer questions by telephone in the case of a closure, the Treasury said in a blog post.

The IRS also would halt “non-automated collections and tax-processing activities, but would continue activities necessary for the protection of government property,” the Treasury said.

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