The IRS Technical Difficulties May Affect Millions of Americans
Apr 17, 2018
Of all the days to have your computer crash.
If you're one of the millions of people who waited until the last minute to file your taxes this year, you may have to wait a little longer. That's because the IRS appears to be having trouble accepting online tax returns today, the last day you can file. (April 17 is the tax deadline this year because the 15th was a Sunday, and Monday was a holiday in Washington, D.C.)
It's unclear how widespread the outage is, but it seems to be affecting large online tax preparers like TurboTax and H&R Block. You can still use the services to complete your return, but may not be able to actually complete your filing by transmitting it to the IRS digitally.
On its Twitter feed, TurboTax says it is still accepting returns and will hold them until the IRS can accept them again. The IRS has said it will give people until midnight on April 18th to file returns because of the issue.
This article was updated to indicate the extended tax filing deadline
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