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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

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

July 2013

  • EMS Downtime in Martinsburg, West Virginia and Memphis Tennessee
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Scheduled Downtime – July 5, 2013
  • Publication 5078, MeF Test Publication and Form 1041 State MOU
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Downtime - July 13 and 14, 2013
  • Update Modernized e-File (MeF) Downtime - July 13, 2013
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Scheduled Downtime – July 22, 2013
  • EMS System Downtime in Memphis Tennessee
  • XML Standardized Schemas and Business Rules posted to IRS.gov
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Scheduled Downtime Cancelled for July 22, 2013
  • Extended Maintenance Window For The Modernized e-File (MeF) System
  • Updated XML XPATH to XPATH Documents Posted to IRS.gov

June 2013

  • Business Rules, XML Schemas and the Modernized e-File Test Package for Excise Tax e-File (Publication 4594) for TY 2013
  • New Test Scenario Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) for the Modernized e-File Test Package for the Excise Tax E-File and Compliance (ETEC) Returns (Forms 720, 2290 and 8849) for Tax Year 2013
  • Tax Year 2013 94x Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Scenarios Posted to IRS.gov
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Scheduled Downtime – June 2013
  • EMS Power Outage in Martinsburg, West Virginia and Memphis Tennessee
  • Tax Year 2012 Modernized e-File (MeF) Known Issues and Solutions Updates

May 2013

  • Tax Year 2012 Modernized e-File (MeF)- Form Family 1120 Updates
  • Electronic Management System (EMS) downtime in Memphis, Tennessee and Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • 1041 Early Look Schemas posted to IRS.gov
  • Unscheduled Modernized e-File (MeF) Downtime for Business Returns
  • Modernized e-File Production System is Operational for Business Returns
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Scheduled Downtime - May 2013
  • 94X Early Look Schemas posted to IRS.gov
  • EMS Annual Memorial Day Power Outage in Martinsburg, West Virginia and Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Tax Year 2012 Modernized e-File (MeF) Stylesheets Updates
  • MeF Production System Down
  • MeF Production System Operational
  • Revision of Publication 3112
  • Form 1041 MeF Early Look Test Scenarios posted to IRS.gov

April 2013

  • Form 1065 Disabled Business Rules
  • Form 8938 - No Requirement to File with Forms 1120, 1120S, 1065 and 1041 for TY 2012
  • Extended maintenance window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Update - Extended maintenance window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • 2nd Update - Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Final Update - Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Acknowledgements
  • Update on Modernized e-File (MeF) Acknowledgements
  • Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) Acknowledgements
  • Final Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) Acknowledgement
  • Retrieving State Submissions Through Modernized e-File (MeF)
  • Update: Retrieving State Submissions Through Modernized e-File (MeF)
  • Maintenance Downtime - Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System
  • Update: Maintenance Completed for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • ETIN Retrieval Errors
  • Tax Year 2012 Modernized e-file (MeF) Stylesheets Updates
  • Update – Resolution of ETIN Retrieval Errors
  • Status of Acknowledgements for Federal and State Submissions
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Maintenance Build
  • Update: Maintenance Completed for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Known Issues and Solutions and Form 8949
  • Update--Form 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets
  • Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Electronic Management System (EMS) Memphis e-file B and C is unavailable
  • Electronic Management System (EMS)

 

 

 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 01-Apr-2014