Taxpayers get extra day to file federal taxes after IRS website snafu
Posted: 7:59 pm Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
By Staff Writer
The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday gave Americans an extra day to file tax returns for 2017, after troubles surfaced for a number of hours with an online payment system, causing troubles for those trying to finish filing and paying their taxes just before the deadline.
“This is the busiest tax day of the year, and the IRS apologizes for the inconvenience this system issue caused for taxpayers,” said David Kautter, who is the Acting IRS Commissioner.
“The extra time will help taxpayers affected by this situation,” Kautter said in a statement.
Urgent: IRS provides an extra day for taxpayers to file, pay their taxes following system issues. File by midnight, April 18.