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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

November 2021  PDF

  • Delay in Processing Newly Applied for Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • 1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • New Form 1040 Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production Environment Shutdown/Cutover
  • Publication 1345, Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns is Available on IRS.gov.
  • Reminder - 1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window for Assurance Testing System (ATS)
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Unscheduled Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Maintenance Window Update
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Update
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Publications for Processing Year 2022 are Available

October 2021 PDF

  • ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) Shutdown/Cutover Schedule for Filing Season 2022/Tax Year 2021
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • Annual Self-Certification and E-file Application URL Registration
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window

September 2021  PDF

  • Posting Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns (AIR) Schema and Business Rules Tax Year 2021 v1.0
  • Availability of New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules
  • Update - Availability of New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Test System
  • Availability of New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System
  • Publication 4163 has been Revised and is Available on IRS.gov
  • Programming issue impacts business taxpayers reporting COVID-19 employment tax relief
  • Updated Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Tax Year 2020 v1.1 Business Rules are Available
  • Corrected Link - Updated Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Tax Year 2020 v1.1 Business Rules are Available
  • Affordable Care Act Assurance Testing System (AATS) System Unavailable
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) System
  • Annual System Update for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS)
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) System
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Return (AIR) Assurance Testing System (AATS) and Production
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System
  • AATS WSDL Packages for Filing Season 2022/Tax Year 2021 are Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window

August 2021 PDF

  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System
  • Last Day to Submit Form 4419, Application for Transmitter Control Code for Filing Information Returns Electronically
  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) Login and Trading Partner Test System
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available

July 2021 PDF

  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Unscheduled Maintenance Window
  • Technical Modernized e-File (MeF) Unscheduled Maintenance Window is Complete.
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Unscheduled Maintenance Window
  • Technical Modernized e-File (MeF) Unscheduled Maintenance Window is Complete.
  • MeF Form 94x Second Quarter Filing Tax Year 2021
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • Information for FIRE Users
  • Updated Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available

June 2021 PDF

  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System
  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) for TY 2021 Assurance Testing System (ATS) is Not Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schemas are Available
  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) for TY 2021 Assurance Testing System (ATS) is Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Distribution of Modernized e-File (MeF) New Web Service Definition Language (WSDLs)
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rule Updates are Available 
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Update - Modernized e-File (MeF) Operational Status

May 2021 PDF

  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System Maintenance
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System Maintenance Complete

April 2021 PDF

  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Rule updates due to IR-2021-59
  • Delay in Processing Form(s) 1040, 1040-X, and 1040-ES Payments Submitted via Modernized e-File
  • New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules are Available

March 2021 PDF

  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • AIR AATS System Unavailable
  • Update - Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Return (AIR) AATS System is Complete
  • Misdirected Calls to the IRS e-file Help Desk

 February 2021 PDF

  • Update for Tax Year 2020 Form 1040-NR
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Form 1040 Series Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules are Available
  • Reminder to review and update your IRS e-file Application
  • Unauthorized Use of an EFIN
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) is Unavailable Due to an Extended Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) is Unavailable Due to an Extended Maintenance Window
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Status Update
  • Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System Extended Maintenance Window
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Form 94x Quarterly Schemas and Business Rules are Available

January 2021 PDF 

  • 2021 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns
  • New Form 1040, Form 1040-SS/PR and Form 1040-NR Business Rules are Available
  • Critical Update for Modernized e-File (MeF) System
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules Updates are Available
  • Business Rule Changes for Processing Year 2021
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) Environment
  • Publication 3112 updated

December 2020 PDF

  • Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) System Extended Maintenance Window
  • Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS)
  • Tax Year 2020 Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Publications are Now Available
  • New Form 1040 and Form 1040-NR Business Rules Change Pages are Available
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Business Rule Updates are Available
  • IRS issues scam warning to EROs
  • Tax Year 2020 Publication 4163 is Available on IRS.gov
  • Reminder - Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
  • E-file Application Processing Time