Glitch means extra day for Americans to file taxes

US tax authorities are giving Americans an extra day to send in their tax returns after the government computer system for filin
US tax authorities are giving Americans an extra day to send in their tax returns after the government computer system for filing them electronically failed on the day of the deadline

US tax authorities will give Americans an extra day to send in their tax returns after the government computer system for filing them electronically failed on the day of the deadline.

For much of Tuesday—the last day for Americans to file their for 2017—online conduits for direct payments, electronic filings and filings via tax preparation companies failed.

The system eventually came back up, but the Internal Revenue Service said it now will give people until midnight Wednesday to file.

According to The Washington Post, two senior government officials said initial assessments suggested the problems stemmed from internal technology failures.

One said it appeared the system crashed because of so many people filing at the last minute.


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