This is approximately the third week of a partial government shutdown. Three quarters of the national government is funded and one quarter of non essential employees are not funded. The I.R.S. is one such department and instead of working without pay they have limited access to their services. Thus Square Deal Committee can not check for the letter of determination sought for our 501C3 status. As soon as the government reopens which could be tomorrow or next year we will report the update on our letter and IRS status. We are assuming everything is frozen in time and that no work is being done in the interim.

It maybe worthy to note that many federal agencies are supporting inquiries and processing them as quickly as possible. Remarkable that the IRS fails at this point.