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The IRS Extends The Tax Day Deadline Due to System Issues


It is official the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is giving all taxpayers an additional day to file their income tax return following system issues. The IRS has just announced that individuals and businesses with a filing or payment deadline originally due on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 now have until midnight Wednesday.

Following Technology Collapse The IRS Delays Tax Deadline

All taxpayers will have until Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 to submit tax returns and extensions without penalty. This is following the agency’s system crash for electronically filing returns during the originally scheduled Tax Day deadline.

While the IRS’s electronic filing system came back online Tuesday evening, the direct tax payment system used by IRS-authorized third-party providers is still not going through. However, this will be resolved by tomorrow, April 18th.


“This is the busiest tax day of the year, and the IRS apologizes for the inconvenience this system issue caused for taxpayers,” said Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter. “The IRS appreciates everyone’s patience during this period. The extra time will help taxpayers affected by this situation.”

The IRS has also advised taxpayers needing additional time to file income tax extension Form 4868 for an automatic six-month extension.

You can file tax extension Form 4868 quickly and easily here at ExpressExtension. Our step-by-step filing process is equipped with built-in audits to ensure error-free filing. When you file your tax extension online, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that your IRS extension was accepted.




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