Annual Business Modernized e-File Production Shutdown Begins Sunday, December 26, 2021
To our Valued Partners,
Due to the importance, Partner Support is once again reminding our partners who are filing business returns of the upcoming e-filing deadline due to the annual IRS Business MeF shutdown. Please also note the change to the time below.
Today, the IRS announced via Quick Alerts, that in preparation for the upcoming 2022 Filing Season, the Business Modernized e-File (MeF) Production System will begin its annual shutdown on Sunday, December 26, 2021.
CHANGE!Although the IRS officially begins their shutdown at 11:59 AM (Noon) ET, to ensure that our Central Site has sufficient time to process these business returns, our deadline is 3 hours earlier at 8:59 AM ET (5:59 AM PT) on Sunday, December 26.
Partner Support strongly encourages you to plan accordingly and submit any Business Returns in advance of the Sunday, December 26 deadline.
Any acknowledgements not retrieved by 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, December 26 cannot be accessed until MeF opens for production in January 2022
Note: The Annual Federal and State 1040 Modernized e-File Production Shutdown occurred on Saturday, November 20. 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.