IRS computer problems shut down tax return e-file system, where’s my refund not working
This is very confusing news for many people who are in the process of filing their returns. Even the people who were keeping track of the return too were left confused as the IRS e-file outage continued for hours.
As the reports of the IRS e-file outage started coming out and harried users complained about it, Internal Revenue Service let the world know that it was facing some glitches.
Internal Revenue Service while accepting that there were some issues involved said a problem with its computer system means it cannot currently accept electronically filed tax returns.
While detailing the issue the Internal Revenue Service officials said that there was some hardware issue involved. It said that the “hardware failure” has shut down a number of tax processing systems. The issues mean the IRS isn’t accepting electronically filed returns and the Where’s My Refund tracking tool is also down.
In a statement IRS said, â€œThe IRS is currently in the process of making repairs and working to restore normal operations as soon as possibleâ€¦We anticipate some of the systems will remain unavailable until tomorrow.â€ Officials said taxpayers can continue to prepare and file their tax returns with their e-file provider and the companies will hold the returns until the IRS systems are restores. The outage will not cause delays to those who have already filed their returns.