IRS extends deadline after website crash

IRS extends deadline after website crash

April 17 (UPI) — Taxpayers will get an extra day to file their taxes after a page for paying tax bills on the Internal Revenue Service’s website crashed.

Just before noon on Tuesday, the IRS “Direct Pay” page was unavailable. The “Payment Plan” page, which lets tax filers to set up installment plans, also crashed.

A message on both pages said, “This service is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

IRS Acting Commissioner David Kautter confirmed the problem to lawmakers during an IRS oversight hearing Tuesday.

“On my way over here this morning, I was told a number of systems are down at the moment,” Kautter said. “We are working to resolve the issue and taxpayers should continue to file as they normally would.”

Despite some returns not going through midday, Kautter said people could continue to use the systems to file their taxes. The full extent of the website failure was not immediately known.