Another shutdown could be catastrophic.
The ripple effects from the United States federal government shutdown that occurred from December 22, 2018 until January 25, 2019 continues.
Both the IRS and Hawaii Department of Taxation (Hawaii DOT) are expected to process refunds at least one week later than normal.
Although the Hawaii DOT remains open during a federal government shutdown, all electronic refunds needs to accepted by the IRS before it's sent to the Hawaii DOT.
Another federal government shutdown could potentially occur on February 16, 2019. If that happens, taxpayers can expect an even longer wait for their refund.
Taxpayers who's relying on their refund to pay off their debt will be hurt the hardest because they'll be forced to pay more interest...