IRS electronic filing systems working again after agency’s Tax Day technology meltdown – “The Internal Revenue Service’s system for accepting online tax returns is working again after being inoperational for much of the day Tuesday [April 17, 2018]. IRS officials promised that people hampered by the technology failures would not be penalized for late returns, but they have not yet announced any specific exemptions to the deadline. This story will be updated. [ IRS gives taxpayers one more day to file after payment site crashes. ]
- File your taxes on time – there was a short line at the Post Office yesterday! “However, if you owe big-time, you might want to go old-school and print out your return, sign it and get thee to a U.S. post office. Tax returns or extensions must be postmarked by today, April 17, to avoid any penalty for filing late.”
- Politico – IRS fixes key tax filing system after prolonged outage – Millions of returns were in question as the agency scrambled for a fix.