It's deadline day to file your taxes

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It's also the deadline for business owners and freelancers to pay their estimated taxes for the first quarter of 2018.

The organization is providing free tax preparation services from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m.at their officer at 330 Market Street (second floor) in Hartford on Tuesday.

There will be no midnight madness at New Orleans-area post offices.

In a press release last week, the IRS touted its "new mobile friendly website" as a helpful tool for "people who need last-minute tax information".

IRS Acting Commissioner David J. Kautter was on Capitol Hill this morning, where he told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that "a number of IRS systems are unavailable at the moment".

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue also reminds taxpayers that they will not contact them by telephone or email regarding their income tax return.

The problem is believed to be a hardware failure, and the IRS is rebooting its systems, said a congressional aide familiar with the matter.

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Intuit said that despite the outage, it continued to process tax returns for its customers. He said taxpayers should still use those systems to file, but some returns weren't going through.

IRS does have legacy technology problems of long standing. This step would give taxpayers and preparers access to information about balances due, the taxpayer's filing history, allow for sharing documents with the IRS and enable secure tax payments.

Some may have to choose that option after parts of the IRS "Direct Pay" website crashed Tuesday.

While Direct Pay isn't the only way to make a payment, it's one of the few that doesn't cost extra. "We have backup systems that we are bringing up online... hopefully we will have the issue resolved quickly". Please come back later and try again, or you can visit the Make a Payment page for alternative payment methods.

'He will file his tax return by the extension deadline of October 15, 2018, ' the Trump spokeswoman said.

Deal: Kids eat free during Tax Day weekend at participating locations. But that doesn't mean you're off the hook. Check the pick-up times on collection boxes before opting not to go to the post office in person. In fact, you may owe more money.

This is a developing story.

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