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IRS cancels furlough day

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IRS officials cancelled one of the furlough days scheduled as a budget-cutting measure in response to sequestration and may dispense with another, after the agency found other ways to save money.

“The IRS will be open for taxpayers that day as scheduled, and all employees will be paid for that day. This step follows a lot of hard work across the Service to cut costs,” Danny Werfel, IRS Principal Deputy Commissioner, said in a message to agency employees posted on the agency website Tuesday.

“The IRS is also considering whether the next scheduled furlough day on Aug. 30 will be necessary,” according to the posting.

H/T Michael Goldfarb

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