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QuickAlerts – Technical – Reminder 1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown

Important Notice: 1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown

The 1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production is scheduled for a temporary shutdown. This is a crucial step to gear up for the forthcoming Tax Year 2023 Filing Season. The shutdown process will commence on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at precisely 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Scope of the Shutdown

It’s important to note that the shutdown will only affect the “Send Submissions” for 1040, applicable to both State and Federal. However, all other services such as “Get Acks” and all state services will remain unaffected. Users should be able to continue using these services without any disruption.

Shutdown Deadlines

For transmitters, the deadline for transmitting 1040 Submissions (State & Federal) coincides with the shutdown time, that is, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Business Returns Exemption

It’s noteworthy that Business (BMF) returns will not be influenced by this IMF Production Shutdown schedule. The BMF Production Shutdown schedule will be communicated via a QuickAlerts bulletin. This bulletin will outline the exact timeframes and will be released in early December. The times will also be made available on the MeF Operational Status page.

Stay Informed

We encourage you to regularly monitor the MeF Operational Status page for any updates. We extend our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause and express our gratitude for your cooperation.


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