The IRS is extending the deadline for last-minute filers.

After experiencing a technical glitch that affected their website for most of the day on Tax Day (Apr. 17) the IRS apologized, announcing that it would be giving taxpayers one more day to file.

Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter issued an apology on behalf of the agency.

This is the busiest tax day of the year, and the IRS apologizes for the inconvenience this system issue caused for taxpayers

According to the IRS, individuals and businesses have until Wednesday night to file.

 

For more information click here and read the full statement below.

The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18. Taxpayers do not need to do anything to receive this extra time.

The IRS encountered system issues Tuesday morning. Throughout the system outage, taxpayers were still able to file their tax returns electronically through their software providers and Free File. Taxpayers using paper to file and pay their taxes at the deadline were not affected by the system issue.

"This is the busiest tax day of the year, and the IRS apologizes for the inconvenience this system issue caused for taxpayers," said Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter. "The IRS appreciates everyone's patience during this period. The extra time will help taxpayers affected by this situation."

The IRS advised taxpayers to continue to file their taxes as normal Tuesday evening – whether electronically or on paper. Automatic six-month extensions are available to taxpayers who need additional time to file can visithttps://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/extension-of-time-to-file-your-tax-return.

Mnuchin says those affected by IRS website outage to get extension from CNBC.

[via CNBC]