IRS announces deadline extension after hours-long outage for website on filing day

IRS announces deadline extension after hours-long outage for website on filing day

[Ed. – In case you’re one of the last-minute filers out there.  The IRS has been taking well-deserved flak for this bollixment all day.]

The IRS will give last-minute filers additional time to file and pay their tax returns after the web page for paying their tax bills using their bank accounts crashed.

The page was operational again as of 5:05 p.m. ET on April 17 — Tax Day — after being unavailable for most of the day.

The IRS apologized for the issue and said it appreciated everyone’s patience. …

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The agency said individuals and businesses that were originally due to file Tuesday will now have until Wednesday night.

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