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Mengle has more than 20 years of experience covering tax developments. He came to Kiplinger from Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and, before that, he worked for Kleinrock Publishing. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a BA in History from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md.
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Despite the shutdown, the IRS says it will provide refunds to taxpayers without delay. We’re not so sure.
Don’t think you can skip your January 15, 2019 estimated tax payment, for 2018’s fourth quarter, just because IRS employees are furloughed.
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