IRS Again Delays Modernized Taxpayer Database

from the delay-in-filing dept

For an organization that is pretty strict about having everyone in the country be on time about things, the IRS sure has filed for quite a number of delays in implementing its own computerized system. The agency, which still uses a four-decades old “tape-based” system, was supposed to go online with a fancy new computerized system in 2001. That didn’t happen. It was pushed back until August of 2003, but as we hit that mark, in turns out that it’s getting delayed again until sometime next year. The agency seems to be blaming CSC for the delays, and saying they’re going to be much stricter with them going forward. However, when you’re talking about a project that is now three years late, you have to wonder why more stringent oversight wasn’t put in place earlier.

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