The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that its Modernized e-File Production system is taking longer to generate federal acknowledgments for tax return filings.

The IRS said the situation “may continue throughout the remainder of the day as receipts increase” of tax returns. On Monday, the IRS announced that it was ready to accept a large group of individual and business tax forms that had previously been delayed (see IRS Allows Remaining Tax Forms to Be Filed). Last week, it had warned transmitters to only send their stockpiled inventory of tax returns they have held back this tax season, evenly spread throughout the day while it was testing the system on Sunday (see IRS Plans to Enable Remaining Tax Forms to be Filed).

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