Last-Minute Tax Filers Take Down IRS Payment Sites

Last-Minute Tax Filers Take Down IRS Payment Sites

Last-Minute Tax Filers Take Down IRS Payment Sites

The final countdown to file taxes has arrived; though it's on April 17 this year because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and IRS offices were closed the following Monday for Emancipation Day in Washington, DC.

"They can take your auto and they can sell it at auction, and they can turn that into cash and apply that to your unpaid tax liability", he says.

The glitch is the result of a problem between the website and software companies, Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter said, as reported by Politico.

If you are like many Americans, you will spend part of this evening finishing your income tax returns for 2017. "We are working to resolve this issue".

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It was not clear how many taxpayers might have been affected, but the agency said it received 5 million tax returns on the final day of filing season previous year.

For most of Tuesday, the message on the Direct Pay page described a "Planned Outage: April 17, 2018 - December 31, 9999."The IRS removed the link to that page later in the day". Doing so will give you until October 15 your taxes, and you can find a link to request an extension through the IRS here.

That's right, the federal online filing system is down on Tax Day.

UPDATE: The IRS is giving all taxpayers an extra day to file after its website went down on deadline day.

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You can file an extension, but you must pay what you owe today. What's the penalty for filing taxes late?

The IRS site problems caused plenty of grousing over Twitter. For one thing, Tax Day has become more like Christmas with the receipt of gifts from Uncle Sam, rather than a day of sober reflection about the costs of government.

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Filers who don't have the cash on hand to pay the IRS can apply for a short-term payment plan, aiming to pay off the debt in under 120 days.

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Businesses also can request an extension to file their returns and generate a Schedule K-1, so it could be a few months before investors have the information they need to file their own returns. More than 9 in 10 taxpayers file their returns electronically, according to IRS figures.

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