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Modernized e-File (MeF) Status Page

Current System Status

Production System: Operational

Assurance Testing System (ATS): Operational

Subject:  Update – Resolution of ETIN Retrieval 

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.


Alert: IRS will conduct its annual Labor Day power outage beginning Saturday, September 5, 2015, starting at 10:00 p.m. Eastern, ending Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 6:00 a,m. Eastern.  The Modernized E-File Systems (both Production and ATS) will not be operational during this timeframe.  Please refrain from accessing the MeF Systems to transmit business/individual/state tax returns, retrieve acknowledgements or submit any other service requests. (Updated 8/31/2015, 2:30 p.m .Eastern)


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: 03-Sep-2015