A “hardware failure” of the IRS computer system is preventing the department from accepting electronically filed fax returns.  The service was down all day today and is expected to be down all day tomorrow as well.  While the outage may affect some refunds, the IRS does not anticipate any ‘major disruptions.’

IRSIn a statement by the IRS, the agency stated, The IRS is currently in the process of making repairs and working to restore normal operations as soon as possible.”

The website, IRS.gov, is operational, but if you click on the “Where’s my Refund” button, you won’t find any information.  For those using services like Turbotax and other online tax return services, you can continue to file electronically.  The companies will just have to wait to submit your taxes online to the IRS.

According to the IRS, 90 percent of taxpayers filing refunds should receive them within a three-week period.

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