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I'm having issues e-filing today - its say "Electronic filing for 2019 is not yet available" is anyone getting this issues

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Level 12

You posted in the Community Forum suggestions section. To understand your issue, Bookmark this link:

https://www.marketingexpress.irs.gov/systems-status/system-status-mef/modernized-efile-mef-operation...

Because...

"Production system Extended Maintenance Window

The MeF Production system will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from 7:00 a.m. Eastern time, October 17, 2020 through 7:00 a.m. Eastern time, October 18, 2020.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience."

Level 1

Yes, I am having the same problem but it sounds like we should be able to e-file after 7am eastern time.

 

Level 1

Yes, I too have the same messdage.  E-file not available and glad to see others had it to.  I will try again tomorrow.

Level 1

I've tried e-filing twice since 7 am eastern time and it is still unavailable, and based on the IRS info at the link above, it sounds like that if returns aren't e-file by 9am eastern time on October 19th, you won't be able to e-file again until 9am eastern time on November 2nd.

Level 12

"and based on the IRS info at the link above, it sounds like that if returns aren't e-file by 9am eastern time on October 19th, you won't be able to e-file again until 9am eastern time on November 2nd."

What I see at that page is that the Production System is Operational and that the Testing System will "be unavailable 9:00 a.m. Eastern time, October 19, 2020 until 9:00 a.m. Eastern time, November 2, 2020. The TY2020/PY2021 WSDLs, schemas and business rules will be loaded during this cutover. Please note: All existing test submissions will be deleted except for those sent in during the thirty days prior to cutover."

If you are not a testing entity, I don't see why you would be worried. If you are a testing entity, you should be glad that testing is beginning the cutover.

Level 1

Thanks for the clarification qbteachmt, I didn't notice the distinction.

I still can't e-file today even though the IRS website says the maintenance would end by 7am today, but will keep trying periodically.

Greg

 

 

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