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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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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.

March 2019 (PDF)

  • Correction: Underpayment of Estimated Income Tax by Individual Farmers and Fishermen
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and Assurance Testing System (ATS) Environment
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Returns (AIR) System
  • Update Extended Scheduled Maintenance for Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and Assurance Testing System (ATS) Environments.
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and Assurance Testing System (ATS) Environments.
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and Assurance Testing System (ATS) Environments.
  • Tax Year 2018 / Processing Year 2019, Version 6.1, 1040 Series Schemas are available.
  • Form 940 in Modernized e-File (MeF) for Tax Year 2018
  • Publications 1345 has been revised
  • Extended Scheduled Maintenance for Modernized e-File (MeF) Production and Acceptance Testing System (ATS) Environments.

February 2019 (PDF)

  • 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 (PDF)

  • 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 (PDF)

  • 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 (PDF)

  • 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 (PDF)

  • 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