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IRS Computer Crash Delays Deadline.
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:48:20 AM »
Here is the story:
IRS Extends Tax Filing for One Day After Computer Problems
Why Now?
Has this happened before?
Who is to blame?
The Internal Revenue Service blamed the problem on a hardware error, and the glitch exposed the information-technology challenges that agency officials have been warning about for years. The systems were back up and running late Tuesday.
The story from The New York Times says it was a computer crash, not a glitch. And NYT also says a warning was given back in October about the poor state of the IRS computer software and hardware.

Aug 3, 2017 - During fiscal year 2014, the IRS collected almost $3.1 trillion in federal revenue and processed almost 240 million returns.

One would think with that kind of money they would invest in better stuff.  ???
« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 03:05:38 AM by Geek-9pm »