Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

IRS tax payment website is down on Tax Day

IRS tax payment website is down on Tax Day

But bear in mind - even if the IRS grants you more time, you still need to pay the taxes you owe by April 17.

"The IRS has estimated there are over a million people in 2014 who did not file a tax return and there is like $1.1 billion dollars that is left on the table that people have not claimed", Spivey said.

If you haven't filed your taxes yet, you don't have much time left.

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If you don't pay your tax bill by April 17, you'll face a penalty of 0.5 percent of the balance due for each month your taxes go unpaid, up to a maximum of 25 percent. Forbush says its better to at least turn in the tax return to the IRS and make an arrangement with them.

President Trump has filed for an extension to submit his "complex" 2017 tax returns, the White House confirmed Tuesday.

If you owe money and cannot pay immediately, you can ask the IRS for installment agreements when you file your taxes. The deadline would normally be the following Monday in this case, but Monday, April 16th was Emancipation Day which is recognized as a legal holiday in D.C.

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Filing an extension does not relieve you from the obligation to pay your taxes. "As far as a mortgage, if a person wants to get a mortgage and you owe the IRS, you cannot get a federal loan on back taxes", Curtis said. If you need an extension, act now or it could be costly.

If you haven't yet filed your 2017 income taxes, time is running out!

Filing a tax extension is free. A failure-to-pay penalty is a half-percent per month of the unpaid taxes. "So they just didn't file and that's probably the worst thing you can do". You must be signed into your online loyalty account to redeem deal.

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"This is the busiest tax day of the year, and the IRS apologizes for the inconvenience this system issue caused for taxpayers", Kautter said in a statement. If you miss the filing deadline, you could be hit with penalties and interest if you still owe money to the IRS.

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