Skip to Content

TurboTax, one of the country’s most popular personal tax-filing software programs, crashed briefly Sunday, on the eve of the April 15 filing deadline.

The company quickly rectified the problem, but not before TurboTax social media accounts were inundated with messages from frustrated tax filers.

Moreover, apparent social media software glitch caused its twitter account to send out several pre-written tweets in a row, further confusing customers.

The Hollywood Gossip Logo

Data from the IRS shows that more Americans are waiting until the last minute to file their taxes, likely due to the political wrangling in U.S. Congress.

Or because we’re just lazy.


As of April 5, 96.5 million Americans had filed their tax returns – a 3.4 percent drop from last year – while a surprising number are expected to file today.

The best part? A six-month deadline extension is available that puts off the filing deadline until October 15, if you want to prognosticate even more.

An extension can be applied for online under the IRS Free File system or by mailing an IRS Form 4868. You don’t even have to use TurboTax for that.

Otherwise, your taxes are due tonight at 11:59 p.m.

Four words: Lauryn Hill. Wesley Snipes.