IRS Extends Filing Deadline after Site Crashes

By April 18, 2018Expat, News

U.S. taxpayer got an extra day to file their taxes after the IRS’ website crashed yesterday and issued an error message advising tax filers to “come back on Dec. 31, 9999.”

The IRS says the website crashed due to “system issues” that began shortly after the April 17 tax deadline yesterday. The IRS did not communicate the cause of the crash, while noting Aprils 17 is the “busiest tax day of the year.”

Following the restoration of the IRS website  in the evening of  April 18, the IRS said individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 have until midnight Wednesday, April 18 to file.

The filing deadline for 2017 for expat taxpayers who resided outside of the U.S. as of April 17, 2018 remains June 15, 2018.

Expat and U.S. taxpayers can also apply electronically for a six-month extension.

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