The Internal Revenue Service's Direct Pay website was back online by Tuesday afternoon after being unavailable for most of the day.
IRS officials announced that last-minute filers would be given an additional day to file and pay their tax returns because of the Tax Day snafu. The IRS apologized for the issue and said it appreciated everyone's patience.
Urgent: IRS provides an extra day for taxpayers to file, pay their taxes following system issues. File by midnight, April 18.— IRS (@IRSnews) April 17, 2018
UPDATE: April 17, 2018, 12 p.m.
Hours before the deadline for U.S. citizens to pay their tax bill, the Internal Revenue Service's website to process any payments crashed Tuesday.
The Direct Pay website is a free IRS service but the site crashed about midday Mountain Time and by early afternoon, was still down.
"Currently, certain IRS systems are experiencing technical difficulties," an IRS spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail to CNBC. "Taxpayers should continue filing their tax returns as they normally would."
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ORIGINAL POST: April 16, 2018
Last-minute tax filers in the Boise area will once again be able to take advantage of curbside service at the Idaho Tax Commission on Tuesday. ITC employees will be outside commission offices on the 800 block of East Park Boulevard (Washington Group Complex) from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. No postage will be needed for the envelopes of documents dropped off.
Those with tax-related questions can get some help inside the ITC offices too, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plus, taxpayers can call the Boise office with questions at 208-334-7660 or toll-free at 800-972-7660.
Taxpayers with federal returns will need to either mail them or drop them off at the IRS Taxpayer Assistance in the federal building at 550 West Fort Street, Boise.