At the present time, the IRS is still finalizing some forms for the e-file acceptance. As a result, there could be rejections or errors on the e-file in certain forms or schedules are e-filed as part of the tax return.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office GAO “…  provides fact-based, nonpartisan information to Congress. Often called the “congressional watchdog,” GAO investigates federal spending and performance.”  This independent and nonpartisan government agency has communicated  on numerous times how the IRS is working with servers and processing systems over 60 years old and how these systems generate a slow response and putting taxpayers information in jeopardy. See links below for further details.

Note that these are issues in addition to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration that investigated the 30 million tax documents destroyed by the IRS around 2019, which was discovered in 2021 and a report was released around May 2022. You can access to this report here. 

Additionally, last week (Feb 14th, 2024), the U.S. GAO published a number of recommendations on IRS reform (Click here to read more on this GAO study ), especially since the $80 billion (might be $60 billion) of additional funding has been approved.

Link – Post Nov 2021 – IRS’s Efforts to Modernize 60-year-old Tax Processing System Is Almost a Decade Away

Link – Post Feb 2023 –  Outdated and Old IT Systems Slow Government and Put Taxpayers at Risk