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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.

1040 MeF Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
Shutdown begins on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:59 a.m. in order to prepare the system for the upcoming 2016 Filing Season.

Business MeF Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
Shutdown is scheduled to begin on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 11:59 a.m.

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)

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: 16-Nov-2015