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Modernized e-File (MeF) Status Page

Current System Status

Production System: Operational

Assurance Testing System (ATS): Operational

Scheduled Maintenance Build

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

Alert: MeF ATS will be taken off-line from 11:59 p.m. Eastern, Saturday, October 17, 2015, until 9:00 a.m. Eastern, Monday, November 2, 2015. The scheduled cutover includes system enhancements, loading the TY2015/PY2016 WSDLs, schemas, and business rules into ATS.
Please note: All existing test submissions for TY2014, TY2013, and TY2012, will be deleted except for tests sent in during the thirty days prior to cutover.

A QuickAlert will be issued announcing IMF/BMF shutdown and start up dates when they become available.(updated 11:30 a.m., Eastern,10/8/2015)


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.


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 08-Oct-2015