The White House says the IRS will still be paying out tax refunds despite the partial government shutdown.  During a briefing Monday, a White House official addressed concerns that tax refunds would be delayed, assuring reporters “Tax refunds will got out”.   Currently only about 12% of IRS employees are continuing to work through the shutdown, which is entering its third week.  House Democrats are working on legislation that would fund the Treasury Department and the IRS, which could potentially pass this week.