SOFTWARE GLITCH THAT CAUSED E-FILE REJECTS FIXED: A computer glitch that caused thousands of e-filed tax returns to be rejected in the first days of the filing season has been fixed, the Internal Revenue Service said.

The glitch surfaced on Jan. 17, when the IRS began accepting e-filed returns from tax practitioners and individual taxpayers. The IRS said that the problem was fixed four days later on Jan. 21. “At the start of every filing season, we put new software in place to reflect the tax code changes,” said IRS spokesman Terry Lemons. “There are 55 million lines of computerized tax code involved, which we update before the beginning of every tax year.”

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