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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"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."
Yes, I am having the same problem but it sounds like we should be able to e-file after 7am eastern time.
Yes, I too have the same messdage. E-file not available and glad to see others had it to. I will try again tomorrow.
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.
"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.
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.
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