Tuesday is the first day people can file their returns for the past tax year. By noon, 200,000 ads had already been served, according to the service reports.
According to the tax authorities, it gets very busy every year in the early days of completing a tax return. People who try to log in, but fail, see the text: “My tax authorities are temporarily unavailable. This is because the maximum number of people logged in. We ask you to come back later. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
Avoid the afternoon
Tax and Customs Administration advises people to file a tax return in the evenings, at quieter times, and to avoid the afternoons as much as possible. The service expects crowds to decrease in the coming days. More than 8 million people received a tax return letter this year. They are obligated to submit an advertisement. This relates to 6.8 million individuals and 1.5 million entrepreneurs.
Last year there were recurring problems with the IRS in the early days of March. In the end, people were given a longer week to submit the report.
Tax authorities are warning that callers may also have to wait longer at the tax phone this month. The tax authorities’ telephone help desk is understaffed due to the tight labor market.
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