Not Good for Tax Deadline Day!
At 8:46 EDT on April 17, 2018 the IRS sent out an alert announcing their eFile systems are down.
They ask that software providers not send any returns nor try to receive acknowledgements from the system right now.
There will be a lengthy delay in retrieving acknowledgments once the system is back on-line.
Taxing authorities that are independent of the IRS (FBAR, CA, TX, 5500, and some Michigan and Ohio cities) will be sent and process normally.
The IRS will issue another QuickAlert when the systems are back online. Please monitor the IRS’ MeF Status Page for updates to this issue.
Based on an Accounting Today article the IRS will be waiving all penalties for late filing caused by its technical difficulties today.
IRS Extends Tax Deadline by one day (to April 18th) because of its computer problems on April 17th), according to the Wall Street Journal and other news media,