Washington (Feb. 17, 2004) -- The gremlins that have bedeviled the Internal Revenue Service’s attempts to modernize its 1960s-era computer system for a generation continue to undermine those efforts, government and industry insiders told Congress last Thursday.

In testimony before the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, IRS Commissioner Mark Everson suggested that his agency might have bitten off more than it could chew.

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