The media company reports from the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Russell Vought at a Monday briefing that "tax refunds will go out". The IRS had issued more than 6 million refunds, totaling $12.6 billion - an average refund of $2,035.
Pence says the president has invited Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi back to the White House to continue their discussions.
However, tax returns will be filed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed in 2017. They passed two bills meant to fund most of the government while leaving room to debate border security; their bills did not include money for the wall.
CBS News says White House officials announced tax refunds will go out and will not be affected by the shutdown.
"We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown". Some have had to reverse decisions or scour their budgets for extra money to try and minimize the impact, a process that intensified last week when Trump said the shutdown could continue for more than a year.
The IRS said it will recall a "significant portion" of its roughly 52,000 furloughed employees to work on tax returns.
The new law, which took effect January 1, 2018, gave generous tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest Americans and more modest reductions to middle- and low-income households.
- The partial federal government shutdown has dragged on for more than two weeks but eligible American taxpayers can still look forward to their tax refunds.