Deadline Filers Swamp TurboTax Computers
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In today's last word in business, TurboTax may have to file for a tax extension. Procrastinators who used this popular tax-preparation software to file at the last minute overwhelmed computers at Intuit, the maker of TurboTax. At one point, the company received 50 to 60 returns a second, and many did not get through on time. Intuit contacted the IRS to let it know about the problem, but there's no word yet if late returns will cost taxpayers a penalty.
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