On the very day that Americans' taxes are due, the IRS' website is experiencing problems.
"This service is currently unavailable," the site read on those pages.
An IRS spokesperson told NPR, "Currently, certain IRS systems are experiencing technical difficulties.Taxpayers should continue filing their tax returns as they normally would."
The IRS has not determined the source of the problem, but the problem was resolved by early evening.
Meanwhile, the tax filing deadline was midnight, but taxpayers were given an extra day to file them due to the unexpected technical difficulties.
The IRS emphasizes that failing to file taxes on time can result in fines and penalties.
Thankfully, taxpayers can use other methods of payment, such as paying by credit card, by mail, by bank withdrawal, or through a third party, like tax filing software.
This episode comes after the IRS touted the new functionality of its website in a statement last week. Ironically, the technical issues prove the site is not living up to the hype.
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