IRS resolves computer problems after outage

FILE - This April 13, 2014, file photo, shows The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building Washington. Although many small business owners hire accountants and attorneys to complete their income tax returns, taxes are a hassle. In a survey released in 2015 by the advocacy group National Small Business Association, nearly 60 percent of the owners surveyed said the administrative burdens were the biggest problems posed by federal taxes. And 85 percent of the more than 675 owners said they relied on a professional to prepare their returns. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – The IRS said it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns.

In a statement on Thursday, the agency said it had resumed processing individual and business tax returns at about 5 p.m. Eastern, a day after a “hardware failure” forced the shutdown of several tax processing systems, including the e-file system.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said taxpayers should see little, if any, impact on their returns or refunds.

He said employees worked through the night to get the system back online and apologized for the inconvenience.

The agency said taxpayers do not have to take any additional action due to the outage, even those who filed returns electronically before or after the computer problems.


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