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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

July 2022PDF

  • Migration of e-Services Sign-In for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Applications
  • Migration of e-Services Sign-In for Modernized e-File (MeF) Applications
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules Version in Assurance Testing System (ATS)
  • Extended Routine Sunday Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) System
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schema are Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production Environment, User Interface (UI) Channel Only  
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Update - Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production Environment, User Interface (UI) Channel is Complete 
  • Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production Environment 
  • Update - Unscheduled Maintenance for the ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production Environment is Complete 

June 2022PDF

  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) for Tax Year 2022 Assurance Testing System (ATS) is Not Available 
  • Heavy Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) for Tax Year 2022 Assurance Testing System (ATS) is Available 
  • New Form 1040 Series Business Rules and Schema are Available 
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available 
  • Update – Filing Information Returns Electronically Reminder – Use Tax Year 2021 Specifications 
  • Update - Form 4419, Revise Existing Transmitter Control Code (TCC) for Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE), Phased Out Effective August 1, 2022
  • Update - Phase 2 of the Information Returns (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC) Transition
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • ACA Information Returns (AIR) Notification of update to Transport Layer Security (TLS) version
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • New e-file Application Fingerprinting Process Implemented
  • Update - Changes to the e-file Application Fingerprinting Process

May 2022PDF

  • Migration of e-Services Sign In
  • New Form 1040 Business Rules and Schema are Available
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) System Maintenance
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) System Maintenance Update
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Assurance Testing System (AATS) and Production Environments

April 2022PDF 

  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Assurance Testing System (AATS) and Production Environments
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available

March 2022PDF

  • Form 1040 Business Rules Updates are Scheduled for Delivery on or around March 11, 2022
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Production Environment
  • Tax Year 2022 Q1 Form 94x Series Assurance Testing System (ATS) Scenarios
  • Modernized e-File (MeF) Extended Maintenance Window
  • Early Look Draft Schemas are Available for Form 1120-S Schedules K-2 and K-3
  • Schema is Available for New Parent Form 5330, Return of Excise Taxes Related to Employee Benefits Plans

February 2022PDF

  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) Peak Processing System Response
  • New Form 1040 Business Rules and Schemas are Scheduled for Delivery on or around February 10, 2022
  • New Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns Schema and Business Rules are Available

January 2022PDF

  • Tax Year 2021 Publication 4163 is Available on IRS.gov
  • 2022 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Business Returns
  • Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Production Schedule
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System
  • 2022 Filing Season for Modernized e-File (MeF) Individual Returns
  • New Form 1040 Business Rules Change Pages and Schemas are Available 
  • Scheduled Maintenance for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System
  • Unauthorized Use of an EFIN
  • The FIRE System Internal Error Message Issue has been Resolved
  • FIRE System Login Reminder
  • FIRE Peak Processing

December 2021PDF

  • Update - ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production Environment Shutdown/Cutover
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Return (AIR) Assurance Testing System (AATS)
  • Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • Publication 3112, IRS e-file Application and Participation Revised
  • New Form 1040 and 1040-NR Business Rules Change Pages are Available
  • E-file Application Processing Time
  • Scheduled Maintenance for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) ACA Assurance Testing System (AATS) Environment.
  • Reminder - Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown
  • New Form 1040 and 1040-NR Business Rules Change Pages are Available
  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) File Status Change
  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) User
  • New 1065 Schedules K-2 and K-3 Schema Available

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 2021PDF

  • 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 2021PDF

  • 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