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WEBSITE DOWN: U.S. Federal Tax Payment System Hacked?


Want to stop paying Federal IRS taxes in the United States?

For a moment, the dream was becoming real as went down this week, apparently due to targeted hacking.

Let me back up for a minute and explain…

Yesterday, reports began to surface that the website was down.

And not just for a little bit….

Down as in crippled.

This was one of the first reports:

Some claimed the attack was from Russian hackers:

Now I’m as pro-American as the next guy, but pro-Amerca does NOT mean pro-IRS.

If a Russian hacker wants to step in and disable the IRS, all I’m going to say is I don’t think I’ll be shedding a tear, thank you very much!

Here’s what it looked like when trying to access the website:


According to their website (after it was eventually restored — for now), PayUSATax is an Authorized IRS Payment Provider, and the IRS Logo appears prominently on the website.

Here’s what the homepage looks like:


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