Published: Fri, April 20, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Taxpayers get 1-day extension due to IRS glitch

Taxpayers get 1-day extension due to IRS glitch

The agency said individuals and businesses that were originally due to file Tuesday will now have until Wednesday night.

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Failure to pay. The IRS can also assess a failure-to-pay penalty if at least 90 percent of the expected taxes due are not paid.

Those who waited to file their taxes online were met with an unexpected obstacle, the IRS website to make payments and access other key services went down Tuesday. You couldn't do it through the IRS website. But an extension to file is not an extension to pay.

At a previously scheduled congressional hearing Tuesday, Kautter told lawmakers he learned of the technical problems on his way to testify before the committee.

"We understand that the IRS is experiencing technical difficulties today with the transmission of direct tax return payments", Representative Richard Neal of MA, the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, said in a statement.

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So far this season 95 volunteers have helped 1,100 families file their taxes. Yet both providers say they are completing and processing returns as normal. If the federal extension is granted, the taxpayer must file their federal tax return by October 15, 2018, and their IN tax return by November 14, 2018.

"TurboTax has uninterrupted service and is available and accepting e-filed returns", she said. They said they were holding them until the IRS was able to accept them.

Every year the IRS processes more than 120 million tax returns that arrive by mid-April and spits back some $300 billion in refunds. "While we don't yet know what has caused this systems failure, the lack of Republican funding for the IRS to serve taxpayers will only compound the issue", the Oregon Democrat said in a statement.

Taxpayers who were unable to file their last-minute returns Tuesday because of an IRS website crash will be given an extra day to file, federal officials said. And, no, you don't need to do anything to receive the extra time.

The National Taxpayers Union said it was fitting that the outage happened as the House was taking up various bills this week to modernize the IRS, notably its information technology systems. TAX DAY TIPS: How to file an extension and moreH&R Block said it's handling its clients' returns differently.

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