Shutdown Cost To One Small Business: $60,000 (CNN Money)

[During a federal shutdown], self-employed people who filed paper returns won't be able to get their federal government tax refunds to plunge back into their businesses, said Kristie Arslan, executive director of the National Association for the Self-Employed.

"Our smallest businesses -- the self-employed -- will be impacted worse than most because many count on the infusion of capital they receive from their annual tax refund," Arslan said.

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