1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown

The IRS announces the typical November 26, 2026 shutdown of the efiling tax system to prepare their computers for the upcoming 2023 tax season that is to file 2022 US tax returns! It now means paper filing until some pint in January 2023 when the IRS announces a re-opening.

1040 MeF Production Shutdown Schedule

Shutdown begins on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, to prepare the system for the upcoming Tax Year 2022 Filing Season.

Important Note: Only “Send Submissions” for 1040 (both State and Federal) will be affected by this shutdown, all other services such as “Get Acks” and all state services will not be affected by the shutdown and users should be able to continue to use those services.

Shutdown Deadlines on Saturday, November 26, 2022


Transmitting 1040 Submissions (State & Federal) 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Important Note: Business (BMF) returns are not impacted by this IMF Production Shutdown schedule.

The BMF Production Shutdown schedule will be communicated in a QuickAlerts bulletin, outlining the exact timeframes, in early December and the times will be posted on the MeF Operational Status page.

Please monitor the MeF Operational Status page for any updates.


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