Franchot Extends Tax Deadline Because of IRS Glitch

The deadline for Maryland 2017 tax returns has been extended to tonight, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today.

The April 18 is in response to the outage of the IRS’ online tax processing and payment platform yesterday, according to a news release from Franchot’s office.

The IRS encountered issues Tuesday morning with its online system. Taxpayers using paper to file and pay their taxes at the deadline were not affected by the system issue.

“Maryland taxpayers who were affected by the IRS’ website outage yesterday can rest assured that you have another day to file your taxes, as they needed federal tax return information to file their Maryland tax return in our system,” according to a statement from Franchot. “Taxpayers can continue to use our iFile system without disruption.”

Taxpayers are encouraged to file their returns electronically on for the fastest possible processing and to ensure they receive all possible refunds. Free state tax assistance is available at all of the agency’s 12 taxpayer service offices Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A list of office locations can be found here.

For more information on any tax-related matter, please visit or call 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) or 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland.

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