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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 Messages

April 2022PDF 

  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Assurance Testing System (AATS) and Production Environments
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available

March 2022PDF

  • Form 1040 Business Rules Updates are Scheduled for Delivery on or around March 11, 2022
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Production Environment
  • Tax Year 2022 Q1 Form 94x Series Assurance Testing System (ATS) Scenarios
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Early Look Draft Schemas are Available for Form 1120-S Schedules K-2 and K-3
  • Schema is Available for New Parent Form 5330, Return of Excise Taxes Related to Employee Benefits Plans

February 2022PDF

  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) Peak Processing System Response
  • New Form 1040 Business Rules and Schemas are Scheduled for Delivery on or around February 10, 2022
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available

January 2022PDF

  • Tax Year 2021 Publication 4163 is Available on IRS.gov
  • 2022 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns
  • Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Production Schedule
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System
  • 2022 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Individual Returns
  • New Form 1040 Business Rules Change Pages and Schemas are Available 
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System
  • Unauthorized Use of an EFIN
  • The FIRE System Internal Error Message Issue has been Resolved
  • FIRE System Login Reminder
  • FIRE Peak Processing

December 2021PDF

  • Update - ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production Environment Shutdown/Cutover
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Return (AIR) Assurance Testing System (AATS)
  • Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • Publication 3112, IRS e-file Application and Participation Revised
  • New Form 1040 and 1040-NR Business Rules Change Pages are Available
  • E-file Application Processing Time
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) Environment.
  • Reminder - Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • New Form 1040 and 1040-NR Business Rules Change Pages are Available
  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) File Status Change
  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) User
  • New 1065 Schedules K-2 and K-3 Schema Available

November 2021 PDF

  • Delay in Processing Newly Applied for Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • 1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • New Form 1040 Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production Environment Shutdown/Cutover
  • Publication 1345, Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns is Available on IRS.gov.
  • Reminder - 1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window for Assurance Testing System (ATS)
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Unscheduled Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Maintenance Window Update
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Update
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Publications for Processing Year 2022 are Available

October 2021PDF

  • ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) Shutdown/Cutover Schedule for Filing Season 2022/Tax Year 2021
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • Annual Self-Certification and E-file Application URL Registration
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window

September 2021 PDF

  • Posting Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR) Schema and Business Rules Tax Year 2021 v1.0
  • Availability of New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules
  • Update - Availability of New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Test System
  • Availability of New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System
  • Publication 4163 has been Revised and is Available on IRS.gov
  • Programming issue impacts business taxpayers reporting COVID-19 employment tax relief
  • Updated Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Tax Year 2020 v1.1 Business Rules are Available
  • Corrected Link - Updated Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Tax Year 2020 v1.1 Business Rules are Available
  • Affordable Care Act Assurance Testing System (AATS) System Unavailable
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) System
  • Annual System Update for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS)
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) System
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Return (AIR) Assurance Testing System (AATS) and Production
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System
  • AATS WSDL Packages for Filing Season 2022/Tax Year 2021 are Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window

August 2021PDF

  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System
  • Last Day to Submit Form 4419, Application for Transmitter Control Code for Filing Information Returns Electronically
  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) Login and Trading Partner Test System
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available

July 2021PDF

  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Unscheduled Maintenance Window
  • Technical Modernized e-File (MeF) Unscheduled Maintenance Window is Complete.
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Unscheduled Maintenance Window
  • Technical Modernized e-File (MeF) Unscheduled Maintenance Window is Complete.
  • MeF Form 94x Second Quarter Filing Tax Year 2021
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • Information for FIRE Users
  • Updated Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available

June 2021PDF

  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System
  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) for TY 2021 Assurance Testing System (ATS) is Not Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) for TY 2021 Assurance Testing System (ATS) is Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Distribution of Modernized e-File (MeF) New Web Service Definition Language (WSDLs)
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rule Updates are Available 
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) Operational Status

May 2021PDF

  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System Maintenance
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System Maintenance Complete