Taxpayers frustrated by delays in Intuit Inc.’s tax-processing capabilities will have until midnight on April 19 to electronically file their returns.The Internal Revenue Service and Intuit said that as many as several hundred thousand last-minute tax filers were affected by Intuit’s server problems Tuesday night -- meaning that they, or their accountants, may have been unable to electronically file returns. Intuit said affected taxpayers and tax professionals include those using TurboTax, ProSeries, Lacerte and the company’s Free File offering, TurboTax Freedom.

Intuit said that a flood of last-minute tax filers caused hour-long delays in getting forms transmitted to the government, a process that usually takes only a few minutes for a taxpayer to receive confirmation of successful submission.

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