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Old 17 April 2018, 06:33 PM
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It sounds like a glitch and not hackers.
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Old 17 April 2018, 06:42 PM
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We haven't yet received confirmation of our filing, sent via certified mail last week (we usually e-file, but couldn't this year due to the IRS's elimination of the e-filing PIN system in favor of an alternate verification method that we weren't able to use for a a variety of reasons). I have a sneaking suspicion that this year things are backed up in a variety of ways.
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Old 17 April 2018, 07:11 PM
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I would have thought simple overload, but not sure if that would be the case at 3:00 am eastern time.
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Old 17 April 2018, 08:07 PM
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I would have thought simple overload, but not sure if that would be the case at 3:00 am eastern time.
It's possible that some of the big software sites (like Intuit, although I don't know whether they do) bulk-forward returns and extensions overnight. Many of those are marked for direct withdrawal of funds.
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Old 17 April 2018, 11:18 PM
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IRS Payment Site Fails on Tax Day, Extensions to Be Granted

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The IRS still expects Americans to pay their taxes but U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says extensions will be granted to those impacted when the site is up again.

The IRS said in a statement that "certain IRS systems are experiencing technical difficulties." It also said that at this point, the problem appears to be a hardware issue.
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Old 18 April 2018, 03:11 PM
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My BIL's an accountant. He had a hellacious day yesterday.

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Old 18 April 2018, 09:26 PM
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I was able to pay my tax bill late last night. My tax preparer had previously e-filed my return before all this started, so no problem getting it in on time.

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Our day wasn't too bad*, but then, when we file a return or an extension, it first goes to the software provider (Intuit in our case) for an initial error check, and then gets forwarded to the IRS, then we get notification that the IRS has accepted it. Intuit assured us that once a filing was in their (electronic) hands we were good. So we actually got every out of here by 8:30 in time for our traditional mini pizza celebration dinner.

I'm in the office alone today. All returns and extensions went through and were accepted overnight except for one with an incorrect EIN, which I fixed and re-submitted - you get three days to fix things like that.

*...in relation to the IRS problems, that is. Every year we're hustling at the last minute with things like contacting clients about whether they wanted their refund sent to them or applied to next year's taxes, where's the statement for the investment they've given us in previous years, etc. etc., so it's always a hectic day. But the IRS probably didn't really add to that chaos.
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