The IRS commissioner had the following to say about the tragic Austin Plane Crash:
Like most Americans, I am shocked by the tragic events that took place in Austin this morning. This incident is of deep concern to me. We are working with law-enforcement agencies to fully investigate the events that led up to this plane crash.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the dedicated employees of the IRS who work in the Austin building. We will immediately begin doing whatever we can to help them during this difficult time.
While this appears to be an isolated incident, the safety of our employees is my highest priority. We will continue to do whatever is needed to ensure our employees are safe.
The IRS also wanted to let Taxpayers know the following:
In light of the recent Austin tragedy, the IRS wants to reassure Americans that this incident will not affect filing season activities, including tax return processing.
The IRS does not process tax returns or issue refunds at the Echelon 1 Building at 9430 Research Blvd.in Austin, Texas.
During this time, our dedicated workforce continues the work of the IRS, which includes helping taxpayers, processing tax returns and issuing refunds as quickly as possible.
Increasing Security: Threats to the IRS are at an all-time high this tax filing season. The IRS is taking extra measure to ensure the safety of their employees.