While a government is shutdown there are a lot of services that are not available (including the IRS). Why do we still pay taxes during the government shutdown? Shouldn't we get a refund or a part of our taxes back when this happens?
Shouldn't we get a refund or a part of our taxes back when this happens?
No. When the government is funded again the things they would have paid for anyways would still be paid (i.e. salaries).
Federal employees furloughed during the shutdown in 2013 did receive back pay for the 16 days the government remained closed. Congress included a provision in its October 2013 spending bill that reopened the government and authorized that furloughed employees receive “at their regular standard rate of compensation for the period of such lapse in appropriations, as soon as practicable.”
So once it reopens those taxes will be used to pay bills as if it never shut down