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Are IRS computer systems impossible to fix?

Posted by taxguru on March 9, 2022

Nobody should hold their breath expecting the wizards at IRS to get their act together with their computer systems any time this century.

A client just sent me this link to Americans For Tax Reform‘s handy list of just some of the IRS’s failed attempts to modernize their computer systems.

40 Years of Failure: IRS Unable to Fix Computer System

I remember 30 plus years ago, rather than hire outside tech experts to help them, they thought they could save money by drafting employees from various IRS departments, who had zero IT skills, to design more modern systems.  I don’t recall how many millions or billions of dollars they wasted on this project, but the whole thing had to be scrapped.

It may be amusing, but it’s definitely not funny when you consider how much money they have wasted and how much aggravation, expense and hassle their incompetence has cost all of us who are on the receiving end of their screw-ups.

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