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Mary Chokran · 14 November 2015 - 16:42
· · Chrome 46.0 on Mac

direct pay hasn't been working for days

Ashton Curtis · 21 October 2015 - 18:22
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

can not get trascripts online, says system is down :/

Jennifer Pippin Almond · 16 October 2015 - 11:15
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Trying for the last two days to make my monthly tax installment payment but it keeps telling me I have "reached the maximum number of payments allowed for the current period" which is two payments per month. Haven't made any payments this month. Been making this same payment for the last 3 1/2 years so I know I'm doing it correctly. Frustrating.

John M. Crowe · 14 September 2015 - 23:45
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

The Tax Year for Verification is not working on the Identity Verification Page of Direct page. I've tried using three different browsers on two different computers with two different systtems.

All years except for 2015 show up on the list.

Jasmin Koolaidria Sanchez · 8 September 2015 - 04:18
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

Trying to connect my fasfa to my irs page and it is not working-- has not worked all weekend

John Thompson · 2 September 2015 - 20:28
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

IRS e services is not working.

Jodi Tanner · 21 August 2015 - 21:55
· · Firefox 40.0 on Windows

I set up a payment plan but when put in the User ID and password says not right...even had them email me you User ID and it is the one I am using...what the heck.

David Timperley · 1 February 2015 - 13:55
· · Chrome 40.0 on Windows

Where's My Refund is unavailable as of 4 PM central time. All other functions are working (for me at least). I'm guessing they had a serious malfunction that they will not fix until tomorrow.

Molly Grodi · 1 February 2015 - 07:40
· · Chrome 40.0 on Windows

Hey guys IRS>GOV has a schedule for maintenance's-My-Refund-Available%3F

Beth Townsend · 1 February 2015 - 07:38
· · Firefox 34.0 on Android

Wmr site not working on phone tablet or PC just says its unavailable try later been trying for 12 hours now

Vance Vanlandingham · 1 February 2015 - 05:28
· · Chrome 39.0 on Android

I am getting an "unavailable try again later" message, but when I run my brothers refund, his loads just fine... Any suggestions?

KenandAndra De Jong · 14 August 2014 - 15:04
United States · Charter Communications · Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows

Transcripts are not working...

Alex Guerrero · 13 August 2014 - 13:14
United States · Wave Broadband · Safari 6.0.5 on Mac

Transcripts is still not working...

Duke · 10 August 2014 - 10:53
United States · Verizon Wireless · Safari 7.0.5 on Mac

Transcripts has been down for at least a WEEK!!!!

Rowan Garlow · 10 July 2014 - 20:02
United States · AT&T U-verse · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

Cannot get through past the sign up to get an electronic transcript. And the contact us button leads to a help desk link which doesn't work either, so there is no number to even contact them. It has been like this for 12 hours. This is quite possibly the most annoying time for this to happen. Who is fixing this?

Bryan Proctor · 27 June 2014 - 07:04
United States · Comcast Cable · Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows

Everything says N/A on tax transcripts!

Marion Brown · 27 June 2014 - 06:17
United States · Verizon Wireless · Chrome 35.0 on Mac

I am trying to make a payment and on both of my computers I get the service unavailable remark.

Brenda Burgard · 17 June 2014 - 12:39
United States · Comcast Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

It keeps saying techinical difficulties on the site.

Marlene Ojeda · 16 June 2014 - 11:34
United States · Time Warner Cable · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

irs website down tried chrome and explorer

Lita Kirschbrown Wolpin · 16 June 2014 - 11:18
United States · Bright House Networks · Firefox 30.0 on Mac

I used both Firefox and SAfari and can't get access to the IRS. I keep getting the message this website is not available.

Frank Taboada · 9 June 2014 - 18:01
United States · Time Warner Cable · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

I can't seem to get the site to come up..

Jane Ezell · 7 June 2014 - 08:53
United States · Time Warner Cable · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

My friend filed her taxes from School. It's been over 6 weeks still no response. Have she been ripped off. Something is strange about this

Robert Druse · 6 June 2014 - 07:15
Philippines · Globe Telecom · Firefox 26.0 on Windows

Why would the IRS site be down for ME only?? And working for other users??

Furthermore, why when I am searching WITHIN the IRS site for other pages that are ALSO within the site, am I redirected to a Yahoo search that is OUTSIDE the site? Gov't at its best indeed!!

David Finley · 2 June 2014 - 15:27
United States · Time Warner Cable · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Yes, I get the same result in IE and Google Chrome... It appears there IS an outage of some kind.

Nguyen Le · 2 June 2014 - 15:21
United States · Road Runner · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

I keep getting this error when trying to accessing IRS
Oops! Google Chrome could not find
Try reloading: www.­irs.­gov

Connie Nguyen · 2 June 2014 - 12:39
United States · Road Runner · Chrome 29.0 on Windows website is down???

Zandria Winn · 26 May 2014 - 15:23
United States · WBS Connect · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

so now that the IRS has FINALLY finished processing my return (which was filed in FEBRUARY), I get all the way through the process to download my transcript and I'm getting technical difficulty error # 122. What is going on?!?!?!

Patti Smith · 14 April 2014 - 12:25
United States · Comcast Business Communications

Have been trying to get my electronic pin all day. It now says there are technical difficulties. Do we know how long?

Chris Zing · 6 April 2014 - 17:10
United States · AT&T U-verse

cannot download several forms and instructions for couple hour now.

Crishelle SooRandom Cartwright · 31 March 2014 - 21:09
United States · AT&T U-verse

It will not let me download my Non-filing Status transcript... or any other transcript. An error message pop up. It says internal error 122.

Terri Rodenwald · 27 March 2014 - 16:22
United States · Verizon Wireless

no matter how I try to download schedule a I get a notice that I am kicked off, can download any other form just not schedule a

Frank Bennett · 3 March 2014 - 09:43
United States · Time Warner Cable

wheres my refund not responding, over 100 hrs after acceptance still telling me I must wait 24hrs.

Larry Kohler · 14 February 2014 - 08:59
United States · CenturyLink

cant get a copy of my transcript

Somer Hughes Vaccarella · 13 February 2014 - 04:34
United States · Charter Communications

checked my refund status yesterday and it showed rec and being processed now nothing comes up at all when i enter in my information... is the website down?

Karin Waters · 12 February 2014 - 09:32
United States · FDN Communications

we can't provide any information about your refund. You must wait at least 24hrs after you get the acknowledgement e-mail that your tax return was received. I filed my return on the 1-25-14

Tammie Jordan-Ricks · 6 February 2014 - 11:33
United States · Plant Telephone Company

is the system down because deposit were suppose to be made today but i cant get any info!!!

Nicole Florio · 6 February 2014 - 10:01
United States · Verizon FiOS

where is my refund is not working since at least last night and the 800 number does not work either

Tonya Johnson · 6 February 2014 - 09:42
United States · tw telecom holdings

Wheres my refund site is down, and so is their 800 number. :(

Alexis Banks · 6 February 2014 - 08:05
United States · Time Warner Cable

IRS is down, Im at work trying to obtain EIN numbers for estates and I cant do anything. if they would just give the people their money already they wouldn't be stalking the website, sheesh

Tony Lofaso · 6 February 2014 - 06:57
United States · Clear Wireless

irs system is down

Laurin Koneski · 3 February 2014 - 12:47
United States · Mediacom Communications

cant get the PIN request to return

Nancy McCarthy · 2 January 2014 - 12:30
United States · PAETEC Communications

I'm trying to apply for an EIN but am getting the following message: "The EIN Online Assistant is not available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience." Does not say how long it will be unavailable.

Courtney Mitchell · 30 December 2013 - 16:22
United States · Cox Communications

IRS PTIN site is timing out saying heavy traffic. Have been trying since early this morning. Can not renew my PTIN!

Sue Grames · 30 December 2013 - 15:16
United States · Charter Communications

Can't get in to apply for a PTIN

Emily Evans · 28 October 2013 - 14:34
United States · AT&T Internet Services

Ein online application... Proxy server error message... All day from multiple computers in multiple states

Peter White · 9 June 2013 - 05:31
Switzerland · Sunrise Communications AG

Unable to access IRS forms and instructions, getting the following message:

You don't have permission to access /pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

I was able to access them yesterday, so I don't know what's causing this problem. Same result when I tried from different devices, too!

Terri Zuella · 15 April 2013 - 14:11
United States · AT&T Internet Services

how could it be down on Apr 15th!

Rebecca Saunders · 6 April 2013 - 04:49
United States · Comcast Cable

The website is not responding. What's going on?

Patrick Renfroe · 4 March 2013 - 18:16
United States · Frontier Communications

2mor they send efile checks to the banks so yes it is down right now

Lisa Keith · 4 March 2013 - 18:13
United States · CenturyLink

IRS website was telling me they had received my efile, now the system doesn't recognize me when I check. This is so frustrating.

Jean Hohl · 28 February 2013 - 20:12
United States · Juno Online Services

Unable to download IRS form 1120-C. Tried 2 different links. The form loads partway, then freezes.

Patrick Renfroe · 28 February 2013 - 18:21
United States · Frontier Communications

on one page it cant identify who i am then on another page is says it has been accepted and it should take less than 21 days to get to my bank

Ravon Vasquez · 9 February 2013 - 00:29
United States · JAB Wireless

yup same issue i dont know

Andrea Lyn · 8 February 2013 - 08:54
United States · Time Warner Cable

"Where's my Refund?" page is throwing an "Internal Error" 500 code?

Adam Nowotny · 8 February 2013 - 08:46
United States · Involta

I'm getting "web page is not available" right now.

Lois Notestein · 4 February 2013 - 10:52
United States · Wildblue Communications

I am having trouble efiling and am wondering wwhat the problem could be. I file a few as a professional but when i called i was told my status was up to date for e-filing Could you solve my problem?

De De S. Guillory-Chavez · 8 January 2013 - 15:39
United States · AT&T Internet Services

I cannot get to the home page either.

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