Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller told a congressional panel Thursday that while tax season began with delays caused by the late passage of the fiscal cliff legislation, the rest of the season eventually went smoothly.

“The 2013 filing season started with difficult challenges for the IRS,” Miller said in testimony before the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee. “As the subcommittee is aware, substantial tax law changes were enacted on January 2 of this year, just before the IRS would normally begin accepting e-filed returns. IRS staff worked nonstop, around the clock, to make changes to systems and forms necessary to open the tax filing season.

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