IRS GIVES TAXPAYERS ONE MORE DAY TO FILE AFTER PAYMENT SITE CRASHES
Yesterday, April 17 had been the deadline for Americans to pay any taxes owed to the U.S. Treasury this year. It was also the deadline for business owners and freelancers to pay their estimated taxes for the first quarter of 2018.
However, the IRS experienced multiple outages on its website just hours ahead of the midnight deadline to file taxes.
A page on the IRS website that allows taxpayers to make a payment directly was not working for many as of Tuesday afternoon. Clicking on “Make a payment” on the payments page redirects users to a page titled “unplannedOutagePage.”
People affected by the outage will get an extension, the IRS confirmed, with a deadline of midnight on Wednesday, April 18.
The IRS apologized for the problem and gave last-minute filers additional time to file and pay their tax returns.
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