IRS Sequester Timing

Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller recently informed agency employees that official “furlough” notices are forthcoming.  Five dates from May through August have been announced, with the possibility of two more days in August or September.  Agency operations will be entirely shut down on these dates, which are:

  • May 24
  • June 14
  • July 5
  • July 22
  • August 30

The White House Office of Management and Budget has said that the following broad areas of IRS discretionary activity are subject to a 5% “across the board” reduction in spending through September 30:

  • Enforcement ($267 million)
  • Operations Support ($199 million)
  • Taxpayer Service ($114 million)
  • Business Systems Modernization ($17 million)