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We stress that we're in tax administration, so we have no stake in any of the primaries going on. From our standpoint, if you're being audited, and you want to do something else, share that information with your returns, you can do that.
We continue to look for new ways to provide services for our taxpayers ... this provides a new way for people who can only pay their taxes in cash without having to travel to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.
The IRS is committed to protecting taxpayers on multiple fronts against tax-related identity theft, and these mailings are part of that effort. We appreciate the work of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to identify these additional taxpayers whose accounts may have been accessed. We are moving quickly to help these taxpayers.
IRS teams worked throughout the night and around the clock on this system outage. Our processing systems are back in business. Taxpayers should see little, if any, impact on their tax returns or refunds.
Because of these new protections, taxpayers may notice some minor - but important - changes when they file their returns. Many other new safeguards we've put in place will be invisible to taxpayers. But they are all invaluable to us, because they will help us do a better job of protecting everyone at tax time - both at the federal and state levels as well as those using tax software.