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I can't e file in December?

dbtaxsolutions
Level 4

Here is the error message: 

"Form 1040: Individual:

The IRS and state have temporarily stopped accepting transmission of TY17 indivdual e-file returns. The IRS and state will not accept transmission of 2017 Individual e file submissions until January or Early February of 2020. When the IRS and Sates pen for efile processing you can once again resume transmission of 2017 e file submissions.

blah blah not transmitted. Is this for real? and  I am guessing this applies to 2018 as well? I don't want to file 2018 before 2017. 

Thank you.

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ehill
Level 4

Yes it is real.  Happens every year.  IRS shuts down efile sometime in November every year and opens it back up sometime in January every year.  Nothing unusual.

MariaR
Level 3
e-Filing was shutdown on Nov 16th, 2019 and applies to all eligible individual tax returns. The e-File system will be back up in January, when IRS opens up the 2020 tax filing season.

dbtaxsolutions
Level 4
Thank you both. I have never filed one in Nov nor Dec. Now I know. Thank you.
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rbynaker
Level 12
You can paper file.  If the TP is looking for a refund, at this point I think you'd probably be better off waiting until efile opens again in January, seems like processing paper returns is at least a 2- or 3-month backlog these days.
dbtaxsolutions
Level 4
ok, thank you. good to know
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abctax55
Level 15

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RichardS77
Level 4

I just go the same message for a 2019 file.  Does this happen every year?  Nothing can be be done?

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IRonMaN
Level 15

Yup, every year.  Nothing can be other than try harder to get things done in November next year.


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