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efile shut down date?

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What is the anticipated Efile Shut Down date for 2020? Typically it is in early November. Does anyone know the last day for e-filing 2019 Individual Income Tax returns?

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I havent seen this years announced anywhere yet, it was Nov 16th last year if memory serves


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🛎correct! Prior year shutdown detail below

The IRS MeF is used to process e-files for all major entities as well as most states. It shuts down once a year for maintenance. The shutdown dates are:

  • Individual: November 16, 2019 - January 27, 2020
  • Business: December 26, 2019 - January 7, 2020

https://cs.thomsonreuters.com/ua/ut/2019_cs_us_en/utwapp/kb/elf-all-mef-entities-shutdown-dates.htm

The moose out front should have told you.
Level 15

I am thankful that Thmoson Reuters is so thoughtful to keep Intuit customers informed 😁

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Level 15

Someone needs to do it.


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Level 8

1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown

Shutdown begins on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, in order to prepare the system for the upcoming Tax Year 2020 Filing Season.

Important Note: We recommend that states try to retrieve all submissions and submit the acknowledgements before the scheduled shutdown. If for some reason states are not able to retrieve the submissions or submit the acknowledgements they can do so after the shutdown.

Source IRS QuickAlert e-mail

The moose out front should have told you.
Level 2

Does anyone then know what we do for the returns that are due on January 15th because of a FEMA disaster extension?

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@Ceedee4572 wrote:

Does anyone then know what we do for the returns that are due on January 15th because of a FEMA disaster extension?


Options:

1) Paper file on time today.

2) eFile late when MeF opens (presumably later this month.)

Level 2

Thanks!  That's about all I came up with as well.  Seems like they could have made the date January 31st knowing they would be shut down during this time.

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