It will come as no surprise to tax professionals that there were problems submitting returns to the IRS on Tax Day. Early yesterday morning, IRS systems experienced an issue that prevented the agency from accepting e-filed returns or tax payments—Direct Pay was also down for most of Tuesday.
The April 17 deadline for filing will bring this tax season to a close before we know it. So it makes sense that the bad guys are planning to make hay while the sun shines. Identity thieves and scammers are unleashing a new campaign to beat the deadline.
The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that time is short to file their 2014 income tax return for a refund. Some $1 billion in refunds is yet unclaimed from TY2014. In order to claim a refund due, taxpayers must file their 2014 federal return by April 17.