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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 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

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