Some people are taking issue with a very peculiar thing that may or may not be a coincidence. Just one day after the now infamous Panama Papers were released, the IRS headquarters caught on fire. Now it is closed all week for repairs.
Was the IRS trying to hide something?The AP writes:
The agency said in a news release Tuesday that Monday afternoon’s fire affected the air handling system. No one was hurt in the fire.
The IRS says telework-ready employees are expected to telework from their approved location.
Officials say tax returns are not processed at headquarters; taxpayers should continue to file their returns.
Perhaps the two incidents – the IRS basement catching fire and subsequently causing the entire headquarters to close and the release of the Panama Papers – were just a crazy coincidence.
Or maybe this little incident was sweptunder the radar for a reason. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!