April 17, 2018

It's Tax Day and the IRS tells you to come back in 9999.



"Millions of taxpayers who waited until Tuesday to file their 2017 tax returns and make payments through the Internal Revenue Service’s website were thwarted by a systemwide computer outage that advised last-minute filers to 'Come back on Dec. 31, 9999,'" the NYT reports.

They say ten thousand zero zero zero party over, oops, out of time/So tonight I'm gonna party like it's nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine....

26 comments:

readering said...

IRS gave everyone an extra day.

Bay Area Guy said...

Democrats heart high taxes.

They think it's their money.

Mark said...

Where is Herman Cain when you need him?

rehajm said...

If thr lefties at IR didn’t piss away the money that should be spent on hardware it wouldn’t have happened.

Unless it was a deep state political move.

rhhardin said...

It's the Y10K problem.

buwaya said...

Dang, we filed early.

rhhardin said...

Russian hackers retaliating for Syria.

rehajm said...

Way to get in the fake dig at Trump for filing an extension. Why not go all in and suggest he’s not paying the tax he owes...

MSM won’t think of that until tomorrow

cf said...

Perfect!
1. We are finishing ours at the last possible moment, this evening :^)
2. Ms. Althouse, your Prince is inspired.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Something our crap government doesn't want you to see.

Oink

gspencer said...

Rest assured. The IRS will always take your money. No need to wait until 9999.

rhhardin said...

Any taxes not filed are forgiven.

Ralph L said...

No one noticed the second date: September 22, 2016.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

Well, no big surprise there. THat's what happens when you de-fund/de-staff the government. And it's probably a huge plus for Trump, as this likely resulted from some late night rummaging through IRS offices to delete records of his previous years of tax fraud.

mikeski said...
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mikeski said...

No one noticed the second date: September 22, 2016.

Ah, the first instance of the Y10K bug. The software wasn't sure if it should round "12016" to "9999" to fit in 4 characters, or just drop the leading "1" and print the last four digits.

Rusty said...


Blogger buwaya said...
Dang, we filed early.

4/17/18, 6:38 PM

Filed Sunday.
Paid about half of what I paid last year. Thank You Mr. President.

TTR wouldn't know how to read a tax return anyway.

Gahrie said...

Government doesn't even work when it's taking our money from us.

Gahrie said...

And it's probably a huge plus for Trump, as this likely resulted from some late night rummaging through IRS offices to delete records of his previous years of tax fraud.

Lois Lerner already deleted those by accident while she was destroying evidence of her crimes.

mccullough said...

I never file electronically. If you have more than $66,000 in AGI, the IRS makes you use a commercial software program to e-file. Fuck them. They get the paper and I use a pen.

The Cracker Emcee Classic said...

"Well, no big surprise there. That's what happens when you de-fund/de-staff the government."

Hmm. So how many bureaucrats does it take to write a date correctly?

Gahrie said...

Well, no big surprise there. That's what happens when you de-fund/de-staff the government."

They could have shifted some employees from the "Let's fuck with Republicans" department.

Etienne said...

Prince asked himself "let's see how can I screw my family really big time??"

"I know what, I'll shred my Will!"

"Who's got the Fentanyl baby? You, you in the Raspberry Beret, Fifi! parlez-vous a huma huma abedin?"

she runs on french fries
marathon couch potato
you better ketsup

Original Mike said...

”Well, no big surprise there. THat's what happens when you de-fund/de-staff the government.”

They’re so underfunded they couldn’t have someone double check the typist nor someone to double-check the double-checker.

Yancey Ward said...

"Now it's been ten thousand years
Man has cried a billion tears
For what, he never knew, now man's reign is through
But through eternal night, the twinkling of starlight
So very far away, maybe it's only yesterday."

Achilles said...

I will come back in 9999.

Sounds like a good deal.