In addition to IRS Announcement we shared with you on December 1, Partner Support is sharing another important reminder that in preparation for the upcoming 2023 Filing Season, the Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System will begin its annual shutdown on Monday, December 26, 2022.
Although the IRS officially begins their shutdown at 11:59 AM (NOON) ET (8:59 AM PT), to ensure that our Central Site has sufficient time to process these business returns, our acceptance deadline is 3 hours earlier at 8:59 AM ET (5:59 AM PT).
We strongly encourage you to plan accordingly and submit any Business Returns in advance of the Monday, December 26 deadline.
Any acknowledgements not retrieved by 11:59 PM ET on Monday, December 26 cannot be accessed until MeF opens for production in January 2023 (date to be announced).
Note: The Annual Federal and State 1040 Modernized e-File Production Shutdown occurred on Saturday, November 26. Refer to prior communication for details.
MeF Operational Status Available at IRS.gov:
Modernized e-File (MeF) provides electronic filing and payment options for filers of Corporation, Employment Tax, Estates and Trusts, Excise Tax, Exempt Organization, Individual, and Partnership Tax Returns. You can check the system status 24/7 on the IRS MeF Operational Status page.