September 28, 2020

IRS ENFORCEMENT MEMORANDUM--External Tax Software Outage on September 15, 2020

This is a special message for Illinois CPA Society members who have expressed an interest in tax or whose practice includes tax services.

On September 24, 2020, the Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement of the IRS issued a memorandum addressing the tax filings software outage that occurred on September 15, 2020. Deputy Commissioner Sunita Lough directed IRS Services and Enforcement Personnel that the IRS will treat as timely a return and any elections that were filed with that return that were impacted by the September 15, 2020  external tax software outage if the taxpayer successfully e-filed the return and any elections that were filed with that return by September 17, 2020.