IRS process millions of tax returns since outage on Tuesday

Posted at 12:26 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 13:26:40-04

The Internal Revenue Service says they’re back up and running after experiencing an outage that caused them to push back the tax filing deadline. 

As of 9 a.m. today, the IRS has accepted more than 14 million tax submissions since the system went down Tuesday morning. 

“IRS teams worked hard throughout the night,” Acting Commissioner David Kautter said. “We are back up and running. The overnight performance means that the IRS is current with all of the tax submissions, and no backlog remains.”

Taxpayers have until Wednesday night to file and pay their taxes. Help is available at, including an automatic six-month extensions to file.