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IRS online payment site, electronic filing systems fail on tax day

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As taxpayers try to beat the deadline on their taxes, technical difficulties are getting in the way.
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IRS payment site fails on tax day - but you still have to pay

IRS payment site fails on tax day - but you still have to pay

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WASHINGTON - Just in time for tax day: The IRS website to make payments is down. But you still have to pay your taxes.
The IRS did not have an immediate explanation for the failure.
It appears, based on a message on the site, that the online payment system became unavailable at 2:50 A.M. ET on Tuesday.
However, the initial message about the outage may have only confused visitors to the site. It said that the payment service, IRS Direct Pay, was experiencing both an unplanned and planned outage. The headline said the service would be available again on Dec. 31, 9999, but the message text...
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The IRS's online filing system is having issues on tax day

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The U.S. Internal Revenue Service's online filing system was experiencing malfunctions on Tuesday-the day tax returns are due for most taxpayers.
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IRS Direct Pay Page Down: Here's How Else You Can Make Tax Payments Before Deadline

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Americans scrambling to pay taxes before Tuesday's deadline were met with an ominous message on the IRS website.
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IRS payment system crashes on last tax filing day

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The IRS has been unable to accept millions of direct tax return payments Tuesday, the last day of tax filing season, because of a technical glitch, the agency's chief said. The IRS receives about 150 million tax returns annually and had gotten about 120 million of them before Tuesday, so up to the remaining 30 million could be affected, acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter told reporters. But he said the number is probably lower than that because of filing extension requests. The exact source of the problem remains unknown, Kautter said, but he suspected it was related to an internal...
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IRS Online Filing System Goes Down on Tax Day

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The online filing system used by Americans to submit tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service experienced technical difficulties Tuesday, the last day to meet the agency's deadline.
In particular, the “ Direct Pay ” service that allows taxpayers to make payments online, using their bank accounts, was down as of noon eastern time. “This service is temporarily unavailable,” the page titled “unplannedOutagePage” reads. “We are working to resolve the issue. Please come back later and try again.”
The page added that despite the lack of the Direct Pay service, “our tax payment is...
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The IRS's Online Filing System Is Having Issues on Tax Day

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The U.S. Internal Revenue Service's online filing system was experiencing malfunctions on Tuesday - the day tax returns are due for most taxpayers.
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The IRS website for filing tax returns is experiencing technical issues as Tax Day deadline looms

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Parts of the Internal Revenue Service's online filing system are down.
Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter told lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday that "a number of systems are unavailable at the moment."
Tuesday is Tax Day , the deadline for taxpayers to file their 2017 federal taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service online tax return filing platform is experiencing technical issues on Tuesday, the same day that federal tax filings are due.
Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter told members of Congress that some parts of the agency's online system were experiencing technical...
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IRS online payment site fails on tax day

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Just in time for tax day: the IRS website to make payments is down. The IRS did not have an immediate explanation for the failure. But it said on its...
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