18 April 2007
The case for anticrastination
Who didn't see this coming?
A flood of last-minute income tax returns is swamping the computer servers of a California software company. Taxpayers filing electronically have had to wait hours for confirmation that their forms have made it to the IRS.
A spokesman for Intuit, the company that makes the popular TurboTax and ProSeries tax preparation software, says delays started early Tuesday and got worse as the midnight filing deadline approached.
Oh, and the punchline?
The company is urging users of its software to be patient and to try to get their returns done earlier next year.
(Disclosure: Your humble narrator filed in February.)Posted at 7:40 AM to Dyssynergy