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IRS: millions able to file taxes with system working again

The Associated Press

FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. The IRS website to make payments went down on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The IRS did not have an immediate explanation for the failure. But it said on its website that its online payment system became unavailable at 2:50 A.M. ET on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The IRS says its processing systems are fully back up and running after an outage on Tax Day.

The agency said that a hardware issue caused an outage of some its processing systems, which frustrated many visitors to its website on Tuesday. The IRS extended the tax deadline until Wednesday night following the massive snag.

The IRS said that as of Wednesday morning, it has accepted more than 14 million tax submissions since processing systems reopened.

Acting Commissioner David Kautter said that the IRS is current with all of the tax submissions and no backlog remains.