With hours to go before the Tax Day deadline, parts of the IRS payment system appeared not to be working, sending last minute filers into a panic.
Last-minute filers do still have one option, though: It’s still possible to pay with a debit or credit card. However, both those options tack on a fee of a couple of dollars for a debit card transaction and an additional 2 percent of the total bill for those paying with a credit card, adding to the joy of paying taxes.
There is also the option of sending a paper check, as long as it’s postmarked with the April 17 due date.
David Kautter, IRS acting commissioner, told lawmakers at an IRS oversight hearing on Tuesday that while they’re working to restore their systems, taxpayers should attempt to file as usual.
Still, the technical glitch didn’t stop Twitter from flipping out on the IRS for not having everything run smoothly on the most important tax day of the year.