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How the 60-Year-Old IRS Computer System Failed on Tax Day

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Published on Apr 12, 2019

On Tax Day 2018, the IRS electronic filing system went down. Turns out the government's computers were still partially relying on code 60 years old written for gigantic IBM mainframes like the Martinsburg Monster. What happened?

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