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Below is the library of previous messages. This page contains the last 12 months of prior QuickAlerts messages and is updated after the 1st of each month.

 


QuickAlerts Library

July 2014

  • Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and ATS Environments
  • UPDATE: Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and ATS Environments
  • Updated Schemas and Business Rules For Filing Season 2015 Posted on IRS.gov
  • Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment

June 2014

  • Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) Assurance Testing System (ATS) for Tax Year (TY) 2014 is currently not available
  • Distribution of Modernized e-File (MeF) New Web Service Definition Language (WSDLs)
  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) Assurance Testing System (ATS) for Tax Year (TY) 2014 is now available
  • Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and ATS Environments
  • Verify your Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) activity and other e-file application information
  • Prior Year Return XML Standardization for Processing Year 2015
  • Technical - Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and ATS Environments

May 2014

  • Revised Publication 1345 (pdf) now available
  • Unscheduled Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Maintenance Build
  • Electronic Management System (EMS) Memorial Day Power Outage
  • Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return (Form 720) Business Rules and Major XML Schema versions TY2014Q2v2.0, TY2014Q3v2.0, and TY2014Q4v2.0
  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) Business Rules and XML Schemas for Tax Years 2014v2.0, 2013v2.0 and 2012v2.0

April 2014

  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates Are Being Replaced

March 2014

  • Publication 1345 Revised – New Electronic Signature Guidance for Forms 8878 and 8879
  • Electronic Management System (EMS) Memphis is Unavailable
  • Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and ATS Environments
  • E-Services enhancements allow authorized appointees to request transcripts using the Transcript Delivery System

February 2014

  • Revision of Publication 1345
  • Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment

January 2014

  • Business (BMF) MeF Production Shutdown/Cut-Over Schedule
  • The Electronic Management System located in Memphis, Tennessee will be unavailable
  • Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Build Window Extended
  • MeF Sunday Build Window Activities are Completed - BMF Processing Operational
  • Electronic Management System (EMS) Unscheduled Downtime
  • Electronic Management System (EMS) Available
  • Reminder to change URLs for the upcoming filing season
  • Unscheduled Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Maintenance Build

December 2013

  • Extended Maintenance Window for Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) and Production Environments
  • Electronic Management System (EMS) Downtime
  • MeF ATS System Unavailable
  • Modernized e-File ATS System is Operational
  • Tax Year 2013 Modernized e-file (MeF)- Corporate and Partnership Family Updates
  • Verify you are transmitting returns for Authorized IRS e-file Providers
  • Extended Maintenance Window for Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) and Production Environments
  • Shutdown for Business Modernized e-File (MeF)
  • 2014 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Individual and Business Returns
  • IRS Issuing Penalty Notices to Tax Preparers for Missing Forms 8867
  • Scheduled Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Maintenance Build

November 2013

  • Electronic Management System (EMS) Unavailable
  • Electronic Management System (EMS) Downtime
  • Adding MeF Internet XML to your e-file Application as a transmission method for Forms 1041 and 94x
  • Unscheduled Downtime - Electronic Management System (EMS) Is Back Up Online
  • Preparers Suspected of Filing Inaccurate EITC Claims Receive Warning Letters
  • Electronic Management System (EMS) - BATS Unavailable
  • Electronic Management System (EMS) - BATS Available
  • 1040 Modernized e-File (1040 MeF) Production Shutdown/Cut Over Schedule
  • Modernized e-File ATS System is Operational
  • MeF ATS System Unavailable
  • Unscheduled Electronic Management System (EMS) Maintenance Build
  • Modernized e-File ATS System is Operational
  • Unscheduled Modernized e-File (MeF) ATS Maintenance Build
  • MeF ATS System Unavailable
  • Modernized e-File ATS System is Operational
  • MeF ATS System Unavailable
  • 94x XML Business e-file Final Schemas – Filing Season 2014
  • Modernized e-File ATS System is Operational

October 2013

  • New Cookies introduced with the Integrated Enterprise Portal (IEP)
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Downtime for Annual Cut-Over
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Downtime for Annual Cut-Over
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) ATS/Production Calls
  • Impact of Daylight Savings Time Change on Modernized e-File (MeF)
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Scheduled Power Outage

September 2013

  • Delay in opening Modernized e-File (MeF) after the Scheduled Power Outage and Portal Migration
  • Maintenance completed for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment after the Scheduled Power Outage and Portal Migration
  • Unscheduled Downtime - Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System
  • Unscheduled Downtime - Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System and Assurance Testing System (ATS) are back up
  • Unscheduled Downtime - Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and Assurance Testing System (ATS)
  • Unscheduled Downtime - Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System and Assurance Testing System (ATS) are back up on line
  • Scheduled Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and Assurance Testing System (ATS) Downtime
  • Distribution of Modernized e-File (MeF) New Web Service Definition Language (WSDLs)
  • 94x XML 2014 Draft Schemas
  • IRS Enterprise Web Portal Maintenance Planned for Sept. 28

August 2013

  • Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF)
  • Filing Season 2014 Drop 1 Schemas & Business Rules posted to IRS.gov
  • Update: Maintenance completed for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Registered User Portal Upgrade
  • Form 1065/1065-B Business Rules and Schemas for TY 2013v2.0
  • Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF)
  • Form 1120/1120S/1120-F and 7004 Business Rules for Tax Year 2013
  • Updated TY2012 schemas posted for Form families 1040, 1120, 1065, 56 and 9465
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Scheduled Downtime Cancelled for August 30, 2013
  • Integrated Enterprise Portal (IEP) down on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 for updates
  • Foreign Tax Credit Compliance Tips
  • Filing Season 2014 Drop 2 Schemas & Business Rules posted to the IRS Website
  • e-Services Update-Date Correction

 

 

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 04-Aug-2014