QuickAlerts Library

 

Don't wait until QuickAlerts messages are posted here! QuickAlerts is a FREE, online service that sends important messages, within seconds, to all subscribers.

Become a Tax Professional who receives the most current information on events affecting the filing season throughout the year. Read more about the QuickAlerts Messaging System and subscribe today!

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

December 2020 PDF

  • Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) System Extended Maintenance Window
  • Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS)
  • Tax Year 2020 Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Publications are Now Available
  • New Form 1040 and Form 1040-NR Business Rules Change Pages are Available
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Business Rule Updates are Available
  • IRS issues scam warning to EROs
  • Tax Year 2020 Publication 4163 is Available on IRS.gov
  • Reminder - Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
  • E-file Application Processing Time

November 2020 PDF

  • Technical Update for Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS)
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) System Extended Maintenance Window
  • ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production Shutdown/Cutover
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) System Extended Maintenance Window
  • Reminder - 1040 Modernized e-File (1040 MeF) Production Shutdown and Cutover
  • Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System Extended Maintenance Window
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • Form 1041 Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • Form 94x Series Assurance Testing System (ATS) Testing
  • Reminder: Login into your e-Services Account now to avoid having to re-certify

October 2020 PDF

  • Extended Modernized e-File (MeF) Maintenance Window
  • Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) Operational Status
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Cutover
  • Annual Self-Certification and E-file Application URL Registration
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR) Schema v1.1
  • Reminder - Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Cutover
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Returns (AIR) System
  • Affordable Care Act Assurance Testing System (AATS) Information Returns for Filing Season 2021/Tax Year 2020
  • Correction - Affordable Care Act Assurance Testing System (AATS) Information Returns for Filing Season 2021/Tax Year 2020
  • MeF Form 94x Third Quarter Filing Tax Year 2020
  • MeF Form 94x Third Quarter Filing Tax Year 2020
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) System Extended Maintenance Window
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules are Available

September 2020  PDF

  • New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Systems (AIR)
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Systems (AIR) – Update
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR) Assurance Testing System (AATS) and Production WSDL packages for Filing Season 2021/Tax Year 2020 are available
  • ACA Information Returns (AIR) Schemas, Crosswalks, Business Rules and AATS Scenarios for Tax Year 2020 are Available
  • Verify your Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) activity and other e-file application information
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Form 94x Series Business Rules Change Pages are Available
  • Update-Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Assurance Testing System (AATS)
  • MeF Form(s) 94x Third Quarter Tax Year 2020

August 2020 PDF

  • E-file Application Revisions Requiring Resubmission
  • Disablement of Business Rules F1040X-006, F1040X-015 and FPYMT-089
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Systems (AIR)
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Power Outage for Labor Day Weekend
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) Production System
  • Update-Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) Production Systems is Complete
  • Distribution of Modernized e-File (MeF) New Web Service Definition Language (WSDLs)
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • Publication 1345 has been updated
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Systems (AIR) on Labor Day Weekend
  • Labor Day Weekend Power Outage, FIRE Systems Unavailable

July 2020 PDF

  • Final Announcement: Several Cincinnati and Hartford Business Payment P.O. Boxes Addresses closed July 1, 2020
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • Electronic Product Support Service (EPSS) Now Accepts Faxed Appeals
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) Production and Assurance Testing (AATS) Systems
  • Update-Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) Production and Assurance Testing (AATS) Systems is Complete

June 2020 PDF

  • New Form 1040 Series Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return (Form 2290) for Tax Year (TY) 2020 Assurance Testing System is Available
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • Transcript Delivery Service (TDS) Access and e-file Application Status
  • New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • Update on Reporting Agent Authorizations Processing of Forms 8655
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window 
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) Production and Assurance Testing
  • Unscheduled Modernized e-File (MeF) Maintenance Window
  • Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) Operational Status
  • Update - Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System is Complete
  • Form(s) 1040/1040SR Duplicate Filing Conditions
  • Additional signature requirement for Reporting Agents who sign/submit Forms 7200 on behalf of clients

May 2020 PDF

  • Transcript Delivery Service (TDS) Access and e-file Application Status
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) Production System
  • Update - Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System is Complete
  • AIR AATS Scheduled Maintenance
  • AIR AATS Scheduled Maintenance

April 2020 PDF

  • Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Zero Liability Guidance is Available
  • Two MeF Business Rules for Forms 941 and 941SS(PR) are now disabled for Tax Year 2020
  • Update for Tax Professionals
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rule Change Pages are Available
  • New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules are Available 
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Unscheduled Maintenance Window
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Update - Unscheduled Maintenance for Modernized e-File (MeF) is Complete
  • Update - Unscheduled Maintenance for Modernized e-File (MeF) is Complete
  • Update - Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System is Complete
  • Forms 941 Series COVID-19 Related MeF Business Rules and Schema Changes
  • Update for Reporting Agents
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Rule updates due to Notice 2020-23 
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Operational Status Update
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Rule updates due to Notice 2020-23 
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window 

March 2020 PDF

  • Flow-Through Returns with Missing, Incomplete, and Incorrect Schedules K-1
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) is experiencing intermittent errors
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) intermittent errors are resolved
  • Removal of Close Bad File Check Box from Check File Status page in FIRE System
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rule Change Pages are Available 
  • Reselling, leasing or renting an EFIN(s) is Prohibited
  • Scam Alert: Fake "IRS" email
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Operational Status Update
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Update Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System Complete
  • Update on IRS Services
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Update Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System Complete

February 2020 PDF

  • Modernized e-File Tax Year 2018, Version 6.5, Form 1040 Schema change related to Form 8835, Renewable Electricity, Refined Coal, and Indian Coal Production Credit
  • Publication 1345 has been updated
  • New Form 1040 Series Extender Business Rules Updates are Available
  • New Form 1040 Series Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • Modernized e-File Business Return Schemas and Business Rule Changes for Processing Year 2020
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Update Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System Extended
  • Update Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System Extended
  • Update Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System Complete
  • Providers e-file Monitoring Rules

January 2020 PDF

  • Scheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • 2020 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns
  • Certain Tax Credits Are Not Available in Modernized e-File (MeF)
  • 2020 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Individual Returns
  • Correction for Certain Tax Credits Are Not Available in Modernized e-File (MeF)
  • Form 1040 Series Business Rules Change Pages are Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Unscheduled Modernized e-File (MeF) Maintenance Window
  • Certain Tax Credits Are Now Available in Modernized e-File (MeF)
  • Planned Form 1040 Series Extender-Related Business Rules and Schema Changes
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Update - Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Modernized e-File Business Extender-Related Business Rule Changes
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Modernized e-File Tax Year 2018 / Processing Year 2019, Form 1040 Schema change related to Schedule A (Form 1040)
  • Update - Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System