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Right now, despite the government shutdown, the IRS is calling 38,000 employees back to work to help process tax returns. Tax season begins on January 28th. KSBY news reporter Dustin Kleeman joins us live now with how tax returns still may not be the windfall that you had hoped for. Dustin, good evening Richard and Karina. Possibly nine 11 days until tax season starts, places like H&R Block are going to be busy and you're going to see some changes in your 1040. The tax overhaul of 2017 did a lot of different things. It changed the tax brackets for some and expanded the child credit. It also doubled the standard deduction for married couples. But there might not be, as well, a robust return as some people hope for. And with the government shutdown, there might be some headaches along with it. The government shutdown stretches on, the IRS is operating on fifty-seven percent of its workforce. Even with the return of tens of thousands of employees, local accountants communicate to the federal agency is still non-existent. It makes it hard because if there are any issues in the tax return process, we cannot get hold of anybody to resolve it. The IRS doesn't have other functions up and running either, like return examinations, non-automated collections, legal counsel, and audits. Meaning people couldn't massage the truth on their filings but also be open to fraudulent tax returns. It concerns me a little more so since there's not anybody there to check the red flags that come up. The agency says it will waive the penalty for those who paid at least 85 percent of their tax liability for 2018. IRS says the penalty waiver will help those who inadvertently failed to withhold the correct amount from their W-4s. It's...