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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

January 2024PDF

  • Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Production 
  • Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Production Schedule (Correction) 
  • 2024 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Business
  • 2024 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Individual
  • 2024 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Business
  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) and Information Returns (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC)
  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) and Information Returns (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC)
  • Trouble Logging into the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) System 

December 2023PDF

  • Reminder - Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • Form 1040 Series updated business rules are available.
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available

November 2023PDF

  • 1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • Information Returns Intake System (IRIS) Working Group Meeting 
  • Reminder - 1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available.
  • Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schema are available.
  • Get Your Transmitter Control Code (TCC) to Electronically File Information Returns
  • Get Your Transmitter Control Code (TCC) to Electronically File Information Returns
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR) Shutdown/Cutover and Maintenance Schedule
  • Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available.

October 2023PDF

  • Information Returns Intake System (IRIS) Working Group Meeting
  • Information Returns Intake System (IRIS) Working Group Meeting (Updated Link)
  • Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schema are Available. 
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available.
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System
  • Existing Non-U.S. Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) Customers
  • Existing Non-U.S. Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) Customers
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Form 1040 Series Schema are Available. 

September 2023PDF

  • Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schema are Available.
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR) Production and ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) WSDL Packages for Filing Season 2024/Tax Year 2023 are Available
  • Information Returns Intake System (IRIS) Working Group Meeting
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Tax Year 2023 Assurance Testing System Questionnaire
  • Annual System Update for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS)
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window

August 2023PDF

  • Information Returns (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC) after August 1, 2023
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Rules are Available.
  • Posting ACA Information Returns (AIR) Schema and Business Rules Tax Year 2023v1.0 and ACA Assurance Test System (AATS) Scenarios 
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Maintenance Window
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System
  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) System Scheduled Downtime
  • Information Returns Intake System (IRIS) Quick Alerts Subscription Available Now
  • Distribution of Modernized e-File (MeF) New Web Service Definition Language (WSDLs)
  • Document Upload Tool

July 2023PDF 

  • Reminder - Phase 2 of the Information Returns (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC) Transition
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available.
  • Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schema are Available.
  • Information Returns (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC) for Non-U.S. Form 1042-S Filers

June 2023PDF

  • Heavy Highway Use Tax -Form 2290 for Tax Year 2023 Assurance Testing System is Available.
  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) for Tax Year 2023 Assurance Testing System (ATS) is Not Available.
  • Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schema are Available.
  • Software Developers, Return Transmitters and Authorized IRS e-file Providers/EROs.
  • Reminder for Participation in IRS e-file Program
  • Heavy Highway Use Tax -Form 2290 for Tax Year 2023 Assurance Testing System is Available.

May 2023PDF

  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production and Assurance Testing (AATS) Environments
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production and Assurance Testing (AATS) Environments

April 2023PDF 

  • Form 1040 Series Business Rules are available 
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available. 
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window 

March 2023PDF

  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules are Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window

February 2023PDF

  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schema are Available
  • Software Developers, Return Transmitters and Authorized IRS e-file Providers/EROs
  • Unauthorized Use of an EFIN
  • Software Developers, Return Transmitters and Authorized IRS e-file Providers/EROs