The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) took its website offline late Friday, following a Twitter post on Tuesday notifying users it was undertaking maintenance.
"Key online services (incl. portals & myTax) will be unavailable from 11.30pm AEDT Fri 23 Mar to 7am AEDT Mon 26 Mar while we carry out routine maintenance," the tweet reads, suggesting affected users visit the ATO maintenance page for further information.
"UPDATE: Our systems will now be available this weekend. Check our system maintenance page for details and upcoming maintenance dates," it said.
However, the link provided by the taxation office returned a "Page not found" messages and despite claiming availability, ato.gov.au was still offline at 11.59pm AEDT Saturday.
The maintenance was for the ATO Publication Ordering Service (PODS), despite impacting its main ato.gov.au website.
By Sunday morning, the services were up and running with no further communication provided by the government organisation.
The outage followed a run of issues that have been plaguing the taxation office since late 2016, including "one-of-a-kind" SAN outages , and although the ATO said issues were rectified, further service disruptions ensued.