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Modernized e-File (MeF) Status Page

Current System Status

Production System: Operational

Assurance Testing System (ATS): Operational


Update:  Resolution of ETIN Retrieval Errors
The IRS successfully resolved the ETIN Retrieval errors impacting the Modernized e-File Production and Assurance Testing Systems.
Please resume transmitting submissions, transmitting other service requests, and retrieving acknowledgements.
We thank you for your patience and support.(posted 11:00 a.m., Eastern, August 30, 2015)


Alert: The Modernized e-File Production and Assurance Testing Systems are experiencing an issue with ETIN Retrieval error. These ETIN Retrieval errors should be resolved at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. The IRS is working to resolve the problem as a top priority.  Please refrain from accessing the MeF Production System to transmit submissions, get acknowledgements, retrieve state submissions, send state acknowledgements or submit any other service requests until further notice. (updated 9:25 a.m. Eastern, Sunday, August 30, 2015)


Alert: Modernized e-File Production Acknowledgement Delays

The IRS will be conducting system maintenance on the MeF platform prior to our regular Sunday build window.  This maintenance will begin at 3:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, August 29, 2015, and will only affect Individual Tax Returns (IMF) submissions sent to our Production system. MeF will be accepting submissions during this time, however acknowledgements for IMF returns will be delayed until after the regular build is complete on Sunday morning.  Our regular Sunday build window will take place as scheduled. (Updated 4:00 p.m. Eastern, August 27,2015)


Scheduled Maintenance Build

A routine system maintenance build is scheduled every Sunday from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., Eastern.


Alert: The Modernized e-File Production and Assurance Testing Systems (ATS) will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8, 2015 and again on Saturday, September 19, 2015. The IRS will be conducting system maintenance on these two Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Please refrain from accessing the MeF Production and ATS Systems to transmit submissions, get acknowledgements, retrieve state submissions, send state acknowledgements or submit any other service requests until further notice. (Updated 2:00 p.m. Eastern, August 5, 2015)


Alert: 2015 Software Reports Cards are now available.  Authorized representatives can submit a report card request through the MeF Mailbox.  Please include the Software Identification Number and package name in the request.  Note that it may take up to two weeks to complete a request. 


Distribution of Modernized e-File (MeF) New Web Service Definition Language (WSDLs) 

WSDLs for Tax Year 2015/Processing Year 2016 are now available.  These WSDLs are scheduled to be installed in the MeF Test environment (ATS) in November, 2015. These new WSDLs will also be required for MeF Production when it opens for Processing Year 2016.

To receive the new WSDLs send an email to MeF Mailbox with the following information: company name and ETIN/EFIN. WSDLs are available to valid software developers, transmitters or state users. (Updated 2:00 p.m. Eastern, August 5, 2015)


Modernized e-File (MeF) ATS/Production Calls (Updated at 11:00 a.m., Eastern on 01/12/2015)

ATS/Production Calls have ended for the filing season. We want to thank all who participated. Calls will resume when testing starts in the fall if needed.

ATS and Production Issues Call Log


Federal/State Tax Returns:

In order for standalone/unlinked returns to be accepted, the state must be participating in the State Standalone program and the Transmitter/Software Developer must NOT include an IRS Submission ID in the State Manifest. State Standalone returns may be either submitted in the same transmission (Send Submissions) as the federal return or in a different transmission.


State Testing

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 30-Aug-2015