The IRS would really like all taxpayers to e-file their returns. Turbo Tax has e-file options, HR Block has e-file options in fact any tax preparer with more than 100 returns is required to be on the IRS e-file system. So one would think that the IRS had a system in place to handle the 10 million electronic returns for individuals who filed an extension. But something went wrong during a planned computer server outage over the 3-day weekend that left the server down today just 4 days away from the October 15th deadline. Maybe they could use an extension!
I’m pretty sure there won’t be an extension so I better get back to work and finish up the last of my returns. Next week I promise to blog on something with a little more meat to it!