Just two days after the Panama Papers were leaked to the press the IRS headquarters in Washington announced that they will remain closed for one week following a fire in the basement.
IRS headquarters in Washington will remain closed for the rest of the week while repairs are made after a basement fire in the building.
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The agency said in a news release Tuesday that Monday afternoon’s fire affected the air handling system. No one was hurt in the fire.
The IRS says telework-ready employees are expected to telework from their approved location.
Officials say tax returns are not processed at headquarters; taxpayers should continue to file their returns.