Tax Day 2024: H&R Block website having problems as filing deadline nears

Popular tax filing service H&R Block is experiencing outages with its computer software as the tax filing deadline is just hours away.

The federal income tax deadline for tax year 2023 is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. Users on social media reported error messages when attempting to file their returns to the Internal Revenue Service.

Downdetector shows users began reporting outages with the tax filing part of H&R Block’s online services at 9 p.m. EST on Sunday, with outage reports continuing into Monday and peaking around midday.

The company acknowledged the errors and problems with the website on Monday, noting that online clients and those working with tax professionals, in person and virtually, are not affected by the outage. H&R Block also recommended either waiting for the e-filing problems to be resolved or mailing a printed return to
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