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Can I efile 2015 & 2016 1040 returns now (11/26/18)?

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Right now, you can not e-file any 1040 returns for any return. https://www.irs.gov/e-file-providers/modernized-e-file-mef-status-page

"1040 MeF Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule

Shutdown begins on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. in order to prepare the system for the upcoming Tax Year 2018 Filing Season."

When it re opens, you can file 2018, 2017 and 2016 (Current year and two prior). That means you will NOT be able to e-file 2015. 


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Right now, you can not e-file any 1040 returns for any return. https://www.irs.gov/e-file-providers/modernized-e-file-mef-status-page

"1040 MeF Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule

Shutdown begins on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. in order to prepare the system for the upcoming Tax Year 2018 Filing Season."

When it re opens, you can file 2018, 2017 and 2016 (Current year and two prior). That means you will NOT be able to e-file 2015. 


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do we know when it will re open?
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Did you click on the link George provided?  It shows the (tentative..) reopening date.
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I did but I didn't see a tentative date for reopening
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It's there- 3rd or 4th paragraph down.
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we must not be looking at the same thing because anything below the November 17, 2018 shutdown date are all 2017 dates on the page I am looking at.
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Try this announcement instead:
https://accountants-community.intuit.com/articles/1634883-irs-individual-modernized-e-file-to-close-...

FYI - the IRS has announced that the opening of the 2019 filing season is likely to be delayed.
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Thank you.  I assume no date has been provided for the resumption of the e-file system, correct?

 

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From the link I first posted: https://www.irs.gov/e-file-providers/modernized-e-file-mef-status-page

"Filing Season Start dates:

Electronic filing:
• Business tax returns will begin on January 8, 2018
• Individual tax returns will begin on January 29, 2018 (updated 01/05/2018)"

"Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Calls: TBD

Filing Season Start dates: TBD"

In other words, it will reopen when it reopens. Stay tuned!



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