Dating service tax day
“This is game day for the IRS, and it seems the IRS can’t get out of the locker room,” said Rep. “While we don’t yet know what has caused this systems failure, the lack of Republican funding for the IRS to serve taxpayers will only compound the issue,” said Wyden, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees the IRS.“Americans should not be punished for being unable to file their tax returns or pay their tax bills today.” IRS officials were surprised by the breakdown Tuesday.Many of them have not been updated in decades, and two of them are nearly six decades old — the oldest anywhere in the entire federal government, the report said.In testimony in October, two senior IRS officials warned that the agency’s systems were at high risk.
Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s top economic adviser, appeared not to know about the problems when asked about them shortly after noon Tuesday. We will hold returns until the IRS is ready to begin accepting them again.” The IRS has more than 60 different IT systems for managing the cases of individual taxpayers, according to a report submitted to Congress by an internal IRS watchdog.
Congress approved 0 million in short-term funding to help the agency implement the new tax law as part of the massive budget deal it passed in March, but many lawmakers say more money is needed.
The House is scheduled to vote this week on a bipartisan bill making major changes to the agency, including by beefing up free tax advisory programs for the poor and by giving taxpayers several new rights and protections.
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced late Tuesday that it will let taxpayers submit tax returns without penalty through Wednesday, after a long day of technical problems that fueled confusion about what is already one of Americans’ most frustrating interactions with their government.
A computer glitch at the IRS knocked offline the agency’s ability to process many tax returns filed electronically, a stunning breakdown that left agency officials flummoxed and millions of Americans baffled.
“On my way over here this morning, I was told a number of systems are down at the moment,” Kautter told lawmakers at an oversight hearing Tuesday morning. Hope it gets fixed.” A spokeswoman for Intuit, the company that owns the Turbo Tax software, said Tuesday before the one-day extension was announced that taxpayers should continue as normal.