To ensure that all Business Returns e-filed through the Modernized e-File (MeF) system are processed timely, the following MeF Production shutdown/cutover and acknowledgment retrieval schedule has been established. It is imperative that everyone adhere to the schedule shown below.
Business MeF Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
Shutdown for “Send Submissions” only is scheduled to begin at 11:59 a.m. Eastern time, Saturday, December 26, 2020, to prepare the system for the upcoming 2021 Filing Season.
Transmitters can continue to use the other service requests except “Send Submissions” until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, Saturday, December 26, 2020.
States can continue to use all the service requests necessary to retrieve and process state submissions in accordance with shutdown activities stated above. MeF recommends that states adjust their processing schedule in order to retrieve submissions in time to validate returns and submit acknowledgements.
Any acknowledgements not retrieved by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 26th cannot be accessed until MeF opens for production in January 2021.
Please note: MeF ATS (Assurance Testing System) will be operational during this cutover.
Please monitor the MeF Operational Status page for any updates. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.