It is official! The IRS is giving all taxpayers an additional day to file their income tax return following payment system issues.
Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment deadline originally due on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 now have until midnight Wednesday.
The IRS Delays Tax Deadline Following Technology Collapse
All taxpayers will have until Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 to submit tax returns and extensions without penalty. This is following the agency’s system crash for electronically filing returns during the originally scheduled Tax Day deadline.
While the IRS’s electronic filing system came back online Tuesday evening, the direct tax payment system used by IRS-authorized third-party providers is still not going through. However, this will be resolved by today, April 18th and extended tax services have been offered.
“This is the busiest tax day of the year, and the IRS apologizes for the inconvenience this system issue caused for taxpayers,” said Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter. “The IRS appreciates everyone’s patience during this period. The extra time will help taxpayers affected by this situation.”
The IRS is also advising taxpayers to file income tax extension Form 4868 if they need more time to file. This form will give filers an additional six months.
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