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HM Revenue Website Down Forces Tax Deadline Extension

Jan 31 2008, 12:20pm CST | by , in News | Other Stuff

HM Revenue Website Down Forces Tax Deadline Extension
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Apparently we yanks here in the U.S. aren’t the only ones who have to dread the tax man at this time of year. The Times Online reports that the HM Revenue website was down for six hours today preventing users from filing their taxes.

As a result of the outage HMRC has extended the deadline to file taxes by 24 hours. Typically those who don’t file by today are fined £100 but the deadline has been extended to midnight tomorrow.

A spokesman from the Revenue said: "HMRC takes any disruption of service very seriously and to reflect this no-one who files electronically or by paper by midnight Friday 1 February will face a penalty." HMRC denies the site crashed because of too many people accessing the site, but claims it was an isolated incident that caused the site to go down.

Via Times Online

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