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February 2019

  • Scheduled Maintenance for Modernized e-File (MeF) ATS and Production Environments
  • Form 1040, 1040NR, and 1040SS(PR) Business Rule Sets are available
  • Update:  Forms 1040, 1040NR, and 1040SS(PR) Business Rule Sets are available
  • New BMF Schemas and Business Rules Available
  • Refundable Credits Due Diligence Training Now Available
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Underpayment of Estimated Income Tax by Individual Farmers and Fishermen

January 2019

  • 2019 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns
  • 2019 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Individual Returns
  • 1040, 1040NR, and 1040SS(PR) Business Rules Change Pages are Available
  • Update: AIR Production Start-up Schedule for Filing Season 2019/Tax Year 2018
  • Update: AIR Production Start-up Schedule for Filing Season 2019/Tax Year 2018
  • 1040 and 1040NR Business Rules Change Pages are Available
  • Tax Type 1040 Business Rules Change Page is available

December 2018

  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for both the Modernized e-File (MeF) Acceptance Testing System (ATS) and Production Environments
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for both the Modernized e-File (MeF) Acceptance Testing System (ATS) and Production Environments
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Acceptance Testing System (ATS) and Production Environments are operational
  • Scheduled Maintenance December 27 - December 30, 2018
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Correction to Form 1040 Schedule A Schema
  • Scheduled Maintenance December 22, 2018
  • Reminder - Business MeF Production will be taken offline tonight at 11:59 p.m. Eastern
  • The ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) - Unscheduled Maintenance
  • AIR Production Start-up Schedule for Filing Season 2019/Tax Year 2018
  • The ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) Environment is Operational

November 2018

  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Veterans Day weekend systems maintenance
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Update - Scheduled Maintenance for both the Modernized e-File (MeF) Acceptance Testing System (ATS) and Production Environment
  • Update for e-Services Users
  • New Schemas and Business Rules Available
  • Scheduled Maintenance for both the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and Acceptance Testing System (ATS) Environments
  • Business MeF Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
  • Scheduled Maintenance November 30-December 2, 2018 and December 7-9, 2018

October 2018

  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Cutover
  • Extended Maintenance Window for MeF ATS and Production Environments
  • 1040 Series Business Rules Available Now
  • Affordable Care Act Assurance Testing System (AATS) Information Returns for Filing Season 2019/Tax Year 2018
  • e-Services User Agreement Reminder
  • New Schemas and Business Rules Available
  • 1040 Modernized e-File (1040 MeF) Production Shutdown and Cutover
  • E-file Application URL Registration and Annual Self-Certification
  • Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Update - Extended Maintenance Window for Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment 
  • Planned Weekend Outage for e-Services
  • Update - The Extended Maintenance Window for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production

September 2018

  • Extended Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Extended Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Extended Maintenance Window for MeF ATS and Production Environments
  • E-Service Users
  • New BMF Schemas Available
  • Saturday Maintenance for MeF ATS and Production Environments
  • AIR Systems Unavailable 9/24/2018
  • QuickAlerts - Technical - New Schemas Available
  • TY2018 AIR Publications 5165 and 5258 are Now Available

August 2018

  • Extended Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Correction: Extended Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • E-file application revisions that require re-submission
  • Extended Maintenance Window for MeF ATS and Production Environments
  • New 1040 Schema Available
  • Extended Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Clarification - New 1040 Schema Available
  • CP-301B notices for Secure Access Registration
  • New Schemas and Business Rules Available
  • UPDATE Extended Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Extended Maintenance Window for MeF ATS and Production Environments
  • Update - Extended Maintenance Window for MeF ATS and Production Environments
  • AIR AATS and Production WSDL packages for Filing Season 2019/Tax Year 2018 are available

July 2018

  • Extended Maintenance Window until 6:00pm for MeF ATS and Production Environments
  • AIR Planned Outages:  July 14 - 15 and July 21 – 22
  • Correction - AIR Planned Outages: July 13 - 15 and July 20 – 22
  • Distribution of Modernized e-File (MeF) New Web Service Definition Language (WSDLs)
  • ACA Information Returns (AIR) Posting Schemas, Crosswalks and Business Rules Tax Year 2018 v 1.0
  • AIR Planned Outage:  July 23
  • New Schemas and Business Rules Available
  • AIR Planned Outage:  July 27-29

June 2018

  • Extended Maintenance Window for MeF ATS and Production Environments 
  • New Schemas and Business Rules Available
  • Extended Maintenance Window for MeF ATS and Production Environments
  • Extended Maintenance Window for MeF ATS and Production Environments
  • Extended Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Extended Maintenance Window for MeF ATS and Production Environments

May 2018

  • New Schemas and Business Rules Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Systems Shutdown for Memorial Day Weekend
  • Correction - Modernized e-File (MeF) Systems Shutdown for Memorial Day Weekend
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System

April 2018

  • MeF is Unavailable
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) is Available
  • AIR Planned Outage:  April 27 - 29, 2018
  • Updated IMF Business Rules and Schemas

March 2018

  • MeF Business Rules Updates and Change Pages Available for Download
  • Extended Maintenance Window for both MeF ATS and Production Environments
  • MeF Business Rules Updates and Change Pages Available for Download
  • *Correction* MeF Business Rules Updates and Change Pages Available for Download
  • Updated Form 8849 Schedule 3 Test Scenarios in the Assurance Testing System (ATS) Environment
  • MeF Business Rules Updates and Change Pages Available for Download