By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: April 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm | UPDATED: April 17, 2018 at 12:52 pm By Jeffrey Stein and Mike DeBonis | Washington Post WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service’s online system for submitting tax returns experienced widespread failures on Tuesday, complicating filing for the millions of taxpayers attempting to meet the government’s midnight deadline. “On my way over here this morning, I was told a number of systems are down at the moment,” IRS Acting Commissioner David Kautter told lawmakers at an oversight hearing Tuesday. “We are working to resolve the issue and taxpayers should continue to file as they normally would.” Kautter said the agency was struggling to accept returns from the widely used tax software program TurboTax and the massive tax preparation company H&R Block. Taxpayers can use the services to complete their filings, but the filings are not being transmitted from the companies to the … [Read more...] about IRS electronic filing system crashes hours before tax deadline
Taxpayers received two extra days to file their 2017 income taxes this year. But they might want to think about giving the IRS a deadline extension of its own — because the website to file returns online is down. And it just so happens to be Tax Day.The IRS issued a warning that parts of it site were down Tuesday, but it's statement was thoroughly confusing, according to The Associated Press:The IRS said that IRS Direct Pay was experiencing both an unplanned and planned outage. But not to worry: The service would be available again on Dec. 31, 9999. Or, maybe Sept. 22, 2016."On my way over here this morning, I was told a number of systems are down at the moment," IRS Acting Commissioner David J. Kautter said at an oversight hearing Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. "We are working to resolve the issue and taxpayers should continue to file as they normally would."Tax Day is April 17 this year instead of the traditional April 15. That day fell on Sunday, and … [Read more...] about As if Tax Day weren’t taxing enough, IRS filing site goes down and won’t return until … the year 10000?
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By Thomas Barrabi Published April 17, 2018 White House FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Trump’s tax cuts are working: Rep. Blackburn Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on why Democrats will raise taxes if they obtain control of the House and former FBI Director James Comey’s new book. President Donald Trump filed for an extension for his tax return, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday ahead of the deadline. Continue Reading Below “The President filed an extension for his 2017 tax return, as do many Americans with complex returns,” Sanders said in a statement. “He will file his tax return by the extension deadline of October 15, 2018.” U.S. taxpayers are obligated to file their federal tax forms by midnight on Tuesday. Americans can file for an extension with the Internal Revenue Service that pushes the deadline six months to Oct. 15, though taxpayers are asked … [Read more...] about Trump files for tax extension with IRS, White House says
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Get There Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Michelle Singletary by Michelle Singletary Email the author April 17 Email the author It’s the nightmare tax filing that procrastinators fear. They wait until the last minute, punching in numbers on their computers, crunching to file their tax returns on time. Then their computer crashes. Data are lost. Blood pressure rises. Well, that nightmare is happening. Now. Except it’s not you but the Internal Revenue Service … [Read more...] about The IRS e-file system has crashed: How to file your taxes on time.