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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.


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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

December 2019 (PDF)

  • New MeF Business Return Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • AIR Production Shutdown/Cutover
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Updated: Notification of New Terms of Agreement and Resubmission Requirement
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Maintenance Window
  • Publication 4163 is available on IRS.gov

November 2019 (PDF)

  • Publication 3112 updated
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Environment
  • Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
  • New Form 1040 Series and Form 56 Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • New Forms 990x, 1041 and 1120POL Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • Form 1065 and Form 1120x New Schemas and Business Rules are Delayed

October 2019 (PDF)

  • Affordable Care Act Assurance Testing System (AATS) Information Returns for Filing Season 2020/Tax Year 2019

  • E-file Application URL Registration and Annual Self-Certification
  • Reminder - Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Cutover
  • New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • New Form 1040 Series and Form 56 Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • Affordable Care Act Assurance Testing System (AATS) Information Returns for Tax Year (TY) 2019/Filing Season (FS) 2020 Scenario Narratives
  • Modernized e-File Schemas and Business Rules
  • Assurance Testing System (ATS) Questionnaire
  • 1040 Modernized e-File (1040 MeF) Production Shutdown and Cutover
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System

September 2019 (PDF)

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR) Assurance Testing System (AATS) and Production WSDL packages for Filing Season 2020/Tax Year 2019 are available
  • ACA Information Returns (AIR) Systems Extended Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-file (MeF) Production System Extended Maintenance Window
  • New Schemas and Business Rules Available
  • New Form 1040 Series Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • ERO Database and Locator web page
  • Correction for Schemas and Business Rules Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System Extended Maintenance Window
  • Form 4419 mandate as of October 1, 2019
  • Correction: Form 4419 mandate as of October 1, 2019 
  • Updated Publication 5258 "AIR Submission Composition and Reference Guide" posted to IRS.gov
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Cutover

August 2019 (PDF)

  • Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) System Upgrade
  • MeF is Unavailable
  • Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) System
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for both the Modernized e-File (MeF) Acceptance Testing System (ATS) and Production Environments
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Power Outage for Labor Day Weekend
  • Notification of New Terms of Agreement and Resubmission Requirement
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Returns (AIR) System for August 22 - August 24, 2019
  • Extended Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Distribution of Modernized e-File (MeF) New Web Service Definition Language (WSDLs)
  • ACA Information Returns (AIR) Systems Power Outage for Labor Day Weekend
  • The AIR ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) and Production Environments are Unavailable
  • Update - AIR ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) and Production Environments
  • Correction - AIR ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) and Production Environments
  • The AIR ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) and Production Environments are Available
  • Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) Power Outage for Labor Day Weekend

July 2019 (PDF)

  • Reminder - Modernized e-File (MeF) Systems Shutdown for System Upgrade
  • Reminder - Modernized e-File (MeF) Systems Shutdown for System Upgrade
  • Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) System Upgrade
  • New Schemas and Business Rules Available
  • E-file Application URL Registration
  • Reminder - Modernized e-File (MeF) Systems Shutdown for System Upgrade

June 2019 (PDF)

  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) for TY 2019 Assurance Testing System (ATS) is Not Available
  • New Schemas and Business Rules Available
  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) for TY 2019 Assurance Testing System (ATS) is Available
  • Attention Affordable Care Act (ACA) Software Developers, Transmitters and Issuers using ISS-User Interface (UI) Channel
  • Maintaining your e-file Application
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Systems Shutdown for System Upgrade

May 2019 (PDF)

  • Important Update: Attention Affordable Care Act (ACA) Software Developers, Transmitters and Issuers using ISS-User Interface (UI) Channel
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Returns (AIR) System
  • 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
  • MeF 94x On-Line Signature PIN Registrations
  • Attention Affordable Care Act (ACA) Software Developers, Transmitters and Issuers using ISS-User Interface (UI) Channel
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) System
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Systems Shutdown for Memorial Day Weekend
  • Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) Systems Shutdown for Memorial Day Weekend
  • Closing your Tax Office for the Year?
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for both the Modernized e-File (MeF) Acceptance Testing System (ATS) and Production Environments
  • New Schemas and Business Rules Available

April 2019

  • No QuickAlerts messages were sent.