>> Taxpayers who waited until the last day to pay uncle Sam may have suffered some digital distress Tuesday, as the US internal revenue services computers were hit with a glitch ahead of the midnight tax deadline. And earlier in the day the Direct Pay page showed a planned outage message that's suggested site maintenance until the year 9999 according to a screen grab in the New York Times.
The IRS said in a statement that several of it's systems were hit with a computer glitch but that all indications point to it being a hardware related issue and not other factors. Later in the day the IRS said it's processing systems were back online and that it would give everyone an additional day to file their 2017 returns.
The IRS glitch comes as President Trump and his top advisors tout the new tax law passed last year.>> You can keep more of your hard earned money.>> Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin spoke at a town hall style debate in New Hampshire, Tuesday.>> President Trump was able to fix a broken tax system.
>> You don't often come together to celebrate tax day. And you know what?>>
>> I don't care how hard we try, you'll still never love tax day but you'll like it a whole lot better next year.
But on social media taxpayers lashed out with Joe Walsh, a former Republican Congressman and radio host tweeting, there's no greater example of government incompetence than the IRS e-file system and direct pay service being down on #TaxDay.