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IRS says systems back to full operation, taxpayers have until tonight to file

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 15:52:23-04

The Internal Revenue Service says its processing systems are back up and running after they went down on Tuesday, which was the filing deadline for 2018.

The IRS said in a statement it has accepted more than 14 million tax submissions since processing systems reopened.

The Tuesday morning system outage was caused by a hardware issue. Teams worked through the night to get the systems going again, Acting Commissioner David Kautter said.