IRS Glitch Prompts Agency To Give Taxpayers Until Midnight to File

Last minute tips for filing taxes by deadline

Last minute tips for filing taxes by deadline

IRS Direct Pay won't accept more than two payments within a 24-hour period, and each payment must be less than $10 million.

Taxpayers are getting one extra day to get their 2017 taxes filed and paid.

The IRS is giving people the extra day because of computer glitches that impacted online filing on Tuesday.

Consumers who used commercial tax preparation services were also affected by the outage.

"On my way over here this morning, I was told a number of systems are down at the moment", said Kautter. They are working to resolve the issues and ask taxpayers to file their returns as you normally would. The app provides three pieces of information, including: when the agency got a taxpayer's return, if the refund was approved and by when the refund was sent. Today, their electronic filing system experienced a partial failure.

"All indications point to this being a hardware-related issue, not other factors".




When we think about paying taxes, it often is a task that causes stress to most Americans.

Today is the deadline for most Americans to report their income taxes for the last calendar year and, if taxes are owed, to pay that debt. She reported Monday as a busy day for the post office, with Tuesday even busier.

Nunez said the scammers, posing as the IRS will then call wanting the return in error, saying, "we need to get that money back and then they will direct you to a website or how to get that money paid back to them".

Acting Commissioner David Kautter said that the IRS is current with all of the tax submissions and no backlog remains. People filing through TurboTax, Intuit and H&R Block are also having trouble making payments.

The IRS advised taxpayers to continue to file their taxes as normal Tuesday evening - whether electronically or on paper. The IRS-perhaps the least popular agency of the federal government-has been the target of budget cuts for years and staffing has dropped by about 18,000. But it said on its website that its online payment system became unavailable at 2:50 A.M. ET on Tuesday. "That's a huge red flag because that's a built in incentive for them to pad your return with false deductions". Eventually, it's incredibly hard to understand what's connected to what, or where the flows have to go. "The complexity of their network means it takes too long to find root causes, understand them, and fix them", Lloyd said in a statement.

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