IRS extends deadline to file taxes by one day to April 18

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The IRS announced Tuesday that it is extending to deadline for Americans to file their taxes by one day to Wednesday, April 18, following reports of “system issues” Tuesday.

Because of a computer glitch in the IRS’ computer system the tax deadline was pushed back 24 hours. Users were met with an error screen and were unable to make payment.

“This is the busiest tax day of the year, and the IRS apologizes for the inconvenience this system issue caused for taxpayers,” acting IRS commissioner David Kautter said.

“The IRS appreciates everyone’s patience during this period. The extra time will help taxpayers affected by this situation.”

Taxpayers affected by the technical glitch won’t have to do anything to take advantage of the extra day.

You can file your tax return online via Direct Pay on the payment plan page at the IRS website.

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