The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) extended the Monday deadline for Californians who owe taxes to Tuesday night.
The extended deadline is “due to a service disruption to our Web Pay application, we are extending the deadline for all payments due on April 18, 2022, to April 19, 2022. Payments received by April 19th at 11:59 PM PDT will be considered timely," the FBT tweeted.
The cause of the glitch remains unknown.
The deadline to file federal and state income taxes was on Monday. California taxpayers who are unable to file get an automatic extension until Oct. 17.
Payment plans are available for taxpayers who face financial challenges, according to the FTB.
According to the most recent data available, the Internal Revenue Service spent over $2 billion in the 2020 fiscal year on taxpayer filing and accounting services. The IRS website also experienced technical difficulties Monday. Late filers may face fines if they could not submit their taxes before midnight.
Many took to special media to vent their frustrations about the website outage, some saying they were unable to make modifications to their extended payment.
“I've been on this phone with the IRS trying to get a hold of them for at least 40 minutes when the wait was supposed to be 15 minutes. Their website for applying for the payment plan is suddenly not working too,” one user on Twitter wrote.
“I spent over 10 hours making a payment over the IRS website and phone. Seriously you guys still not talking about the issue? Why do I have to pay a penalty when none of the methods are working provided by the government?,” another Twitter user wrote in an IRS Tax Pros thread on a virtual 2022 National Tax forum.
According to the IRS, Taxpayers who have a history of paying on time, but missed the deadline can have late penalties abated under its First Time Penalty Abatement Policy.