Pennsylvania taxpayers are being given an extra day to file their state tax returns and pay any tax that is due, the state Department of Revenue announced. Throughout the system outage, taxpayers were still able to file their tax returns electronically through their software providers and Free File.
It's unclear how many people were impacted by the website crash but, by comparison, about five million tax returns were filed on the final day of last year's tax season. "We are working to resolve the issue and taxpayers should continue to file as they normally would", Kautter said.
The mission is to help low-income people file their taxes no matter how complicated their situation. It provided no further details on the cause or severity of the problem.
The IRS has since updated the website to say it is temporarily unavailable.
Kudlow said he wasn't aware of the nature of the issue, but said: "The IRS'll straighten it out". "A high-volume technical issue that impacted the system". Electronic filing is the most popular way to file in the US.
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The service that taxpayers use to file online was partly down throughout Tuesday morning and afternoon.
"Taxpayers should go ahead and continue to prepare and file their taxes as normal with TurboTax", the spokesperson said.
According to the announcement, the IRS encountered system issues Tuesday morning.
Payment by credit or debit card is still available, but there are fees ranging between $2 and $3.95 for that option.
The part of the network that allows taxpayers to pay their taxes in installments was also affected, but it has since been restored.
In January, the IRS warned it needed extra cash to not only administer the GOP's new tax law, but also to carry out its own basic administrative duties.