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IRS to Shutdown Business Filing Tuesday, December 26

Checkpoint Federal Tax Update Staff  

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Checkpoint Federal Tax Update Staff  

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In a Quick Alert for Tax Professionals, the IRS announced that it will shut down its modernized e-filing system (MeF) for business returns on Tuesday, December 26. The IRS needs to shut down the MeF system to prepare for the upcoming filing season.

Business MeF shutdown schedule.

The shutdown for sending submissions will begin at at 11:59 am ET, on December 26, 2023. Return transmitters can continue to use other services, such as get acknowledgements, until 11:59 pm ET. The IRS recommends that states adjust their processing schedules to retrieve submissions in time to validate returns and submit acknowledgements.

Any acknowledgements not retrieved by 11:59 pm ET on December 26th cannot be accessed until MeF re-opens in January 2024.

According to the Alert, the MeF Assurance Testing System will be operational during this cut over.

The Alert suggests that tax professionals monitor the MeF Operational Status page for any future updates.


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