IRS Systems Crash on Tax Day


Numerous electronic systems operated by the Internal Revenue Service went down Tuesday as Americans scrambled to submit their taxes.

According to IRS Acting Commissioner David J. Kautter, several systems, including the one used by Americans to submit their returns online, went down just hours before the midnight deadline.

“On my way over here this morning, I was told a number of systems are down at the moment,” Kautter told lawmakers Tuesday morning. “We are working to resolve the issue and taxpayers should continue to file as they normally would.”

The Washington Post reports, citing an anonymous congressional official, that the agency will attempt a “hard reboot” in order to fix the problem.


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