IRS electronic filing system breaks down hours before tax deadline

By | April 17, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service’s electronic system that allows Americans to submit their tax returns online has partly failed Tuesday, complicating filing for the millions of taxpayers attempting to meet the midnight deadline.

“On my way over here this morning, I was told a number of systems are down at the moment,” IRS Acting Commissioner David Kautter told lawmakers at an IRS oversight hearing Tuesday. “We are working to resolve the issue and taxpayers should continue to file as they normally would.”

The full extent of the failure could not immediately be determined. Kautter said the agency was struggle to accept returns from …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News