🛎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
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
Does anyone then know what we do for the returns that are due on January 15th because of a FEMA disaster extension?
1) Paper file on time today.
2) eFile late when MeF opens (presumably later this month.)