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

Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 18, 2018

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.