Reminder – 1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown

The IRS announces the typical November 20, 2021 shutdown of the efiling tax system to prepare their computers for the upcoming 2022 tax season!   It paper filing until some pint in January 2022 when the IRS announces a re-opening.

1040 MeF Production Shutdown Schedule

Shutdown begins on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, to prepare the system for the upcoming Tax Year 2021 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 be available after the shutdown.

Shutdown Deadlines on Saturday, November 20, 2021


Transmitting Submissions (State & Federal) 10:00 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. We apologize for any inconveniences and thank you for your cooperation.


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