If you sent in an employment tax payment at the April 18 deadline, you did what you were supposed to. But the IRS sent out notices to many filers that the deposits were late.
How did the IRS characterize its own screw-up? Like this:
“Many taxpayers who made employment tax deposits on Monday, April 18, 2016, were incorrectly sent notices that their deposits were late. Due to a programming error, IRS systems did not recognize the Emancipation Day holiday observed on April 15, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience, and no taxpayer action is required.”
Wow. I almost expected them to say, “Mistakes were made.”