By now a few people ar beginning to realize how screwed America is by the "fiscal cliff" debacle and virtually every American is going to get blindsided in the next four weeks. The delays and brinkmanship on the "fiscal cliff" have resulted in the IRS being unable to reprogram computer systems in time for the coming tax season. as a result: 1. No tax returns will be processed until January 30. Returns cannot be electronically filed before that date. Paper returns mailed to the IRS will be stockpiled until the 30th and be input into the system as the IRS has time to get a round tuit. 2. Most business returns cannot be processed until at least late February. 3. The IRS will not issue a refund calendar this year. One reason is that if the debt ceiling is at issue, the IRS and FMS may not have authority to issue refunds. So all you folks who want to shut down the government; YOU GOT IT! Just don't expect to get any tax refunds anytime soon. Audits, liens, levies, and garnishments will proceed as usual. This is what happens when a bunch of ideological nutjobs get caught up in their cause and lose sight of the fact that ordinary Americans expect the government to perform the usual services as they have in the past. So if you want to know when you will get your tax refund, ask the Tea Party. They created this mess all by themselves. They don't care about no stinking deadlines; what do they care that taxpayers are the ones getting screwed.