The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019, and will provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.

“We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said.

The IRS encouraged taxpayers to file electronically. Doing so minimizes errors and speeds up processing, allowing for faster refunds.