The Australian government’s online portal myGov has crashed, causing chaos among those lodging their tax returns.

The ATO confirmed the news, tweeting: “Some of our services (incl. the portals & our online services via myGov) are currently unavailable or experiencing slowness. We’re working on the issue & apologise for the inconvenience. Stay tuned for updates.”

The myGov portal is home to the ATO, Centrelink, Medicare, child support and other government services.

As of 8:45am Friday (WA time), any attempt to access the myGov site returned this message:

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