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QuickAlerts "More" e-file Benefits for Tax Professionals

Did you know the IRS has a service that alerts Electronic Return Originators (EROs), Software Developers and Transmitters to e-file happenings almost at the very moment they occur? If not, then you’ve been missing out on some very helpful benefits provided by the QuickAlerts Messaging System.  Get on board to become one of the thousands who receive “up-to-the-minute” information on e-file events.

What Is QuickAlerts?

QuickAlerts is a free online service that sends e-file messages, within seconds, to all "subscribers."  These messages will keep you up to date on events that affect e-file Transmitters, Software Developers and Authorized IRS e-file Providers. 

Why Should You Subscribe?

This is a "free service" with options and convenience rolled into one single package. What could be easier than a "one-time subscription" to receive important e-file information, continuously, until you unsubscribe?

What Are the Benefits?

Four QuickAlerts categories provide the e-file information that is certain to enhance your filing season.  

  • Alerts – Processing delays, programming problems, changes to any filing season procedures, Error Reject Code and Business Rules information
  • Technical – Schema information and Software testing (ATS and PATS)
  • General Notifications – Seminars, Conferences, e-file publication changes
  • General IRS e-file Service Center Messages – IRS e-file program updates, General information, Service Center maintenance schedules, IRS e-file Help Desk phone numbers and more.

Choose the categories that suit your needs then sit back, relax and let the filing season news come to you through the convenience of email.  Never miss another important event.  Be informed of what you need to know, when you need to know it.   

Another benefit is the QuickAlerts Library.  The library stores previously posted messages.  If you've missed any of the filing season messages, click on the following link to see older and previously posted Quickalerts: QuickAlerts Library

How to Subscribe

It's simple.   Select this Subscription page link and select "Subscribe" at the bottom of that page. Enter your email address and follow the prompts until you are able to select the "QuickAlerts" subscription.  Then select the categories of QuickAlerts you want to receive.  If you are already an e-News subscriber, just access your e-News Subscription account, select "QuickAlerts" and select the QuickAlerts categories you want.  It's that simple! 

Updating or Canceling Subscriptions

At the bottom of each QuickAlerts email you receive, there is a Subscriber Preference Page link.  Selecting this link will allow you to update your subscription information, modify the QuickAlerts you receive or cancel your subscription. 

Problems or Questions

If you have questions or problems with the subscription service, please contact  If you have another e-file related issue you wish to bring to our attention, you may send us an email at

Please note that during the filing season, the QuickAlerts mailbox receives "volumes of email."   Responses may be delayed during this timeframe.  We truly apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause you and will work expeditiously to respond as quickly as possible.


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 10-Feb-2014