IRS facing major issues tax return e-file system

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Trying to get your tax return in to Uncle Sam early this year? You might have trouble doing so.
 
The IRS says it stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns yesterday because of computer problems. The agency blames it on a "hardware failure" that took down a number of tax processing systems, including the e-file system.
 
The IRS.gov site remains up and running. But other services -- like the one that helps taxpayers track their refunds -- are not.
 
The IRS says it's working to fix the problems as quickly as possible -- but says some systems may still be out of commission today. 
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