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Tax deadline extended after IT glitch

Late filers given grace

The taxman has offered an extension to Manx residents and companies who missed a deadline yesterday because of a breakdown in the government's IT system.

A software upgrade last weekend triggered problems with the online tax return facility - leaving users unable to log-on or complete forms.

Corporate and individual taxpayers with a return that was due to be filed between last Saturday and 6 April have been granted an extension until the close of business on Monday 11 April.

The Director of Government Technical Services Mark Lewin has apologised for the loss of service - but says the problems should not dent the confidence of the Manx public to use online services:

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