IRS has announced on its website that it has resolved the programming error that caused some monthly and daily deposits of taxes that were made timely by Apr. 18, 2016, but after Apr. 15, 2016, to be considered as paid late even though April 15 was a federally observed legal holiday (Emancipation Day) in the District of Columbia.
IRS announces resolution of the error. IRS says that its systems have been corrected and that impacted taxpayer accounts will be updated. No taxpayer action is required. Taxpayers who received a notice (CP161) of a failure-to-deposit penalty as a result of this error will receive follow-up correspondence indicating that they do not owe a penalty. Taxpayers who received a notice (CP276B) indicating that their deposit was made incorrectly but that IRS waived the penalty will not receive any follow-up correspondence.