The enhancements that the Internal Revenue Service is making to its Modenized e-File computer system promise to improve the system’s reliability and reduce delays in processing tax returns next filing season, according to a new report.

The report, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, noted that during the last filing season, the IRS had to suspend MeF system processing on at least two occasions to correct system performance issues. The IRS subsequently reviewed the MeF system performance issues and identified major categories of work to address performance and reliability issues.

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