IRS tax return e-file system and where’s my refund back online after long outage
This is something that baffled many people trying to file tax return on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) online e-file system. Many people continued trying to do it for hours and gave up only when they realized that something was wrong with the system and not with them.
These days not many people want to default on their tax obligations. Stringent laws have been passed in this regard. This includes seizure of your passport. If you owe more than $50,000 in unpaid taxes, your passport may be suspended, revoked or denied.
Not many people want to take any risk when it comes to IRS and filing their tax returns.
The harried people who were trying to use IRS online e-file system felt at ease only when the IRS said that its system was facing hardware issues. Later The IRS stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns Wednesday because of problems with some of its computer systems. The outage could affect refunds, but the agency said it doesn’t anticipate “major disruptions.”
The IRS made it clear that it was a hardware glitch that had affected its system. It said that “hardware failure” forced the shutdown of several tax processing systems, including the e-file system, the IRS said in a statement. The IRS.gov website remains available, but “where’s my refund” and other services are not working.
Later in a press 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. The IRS said even with the outage, about 90 percent of all taxpayers will receive their refunds within 21 days.