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1040 Modernized e-File (MeF) Production Shutdown Schedule

The IRS will be shutting down electronic filing for 1040s on Nov. 20, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET until January 2022 to prepare the system for the upcoming filing season. Only "Send Submissions" for 1040 (both state and federal) will be affected by this shutdown. All other services such as "Get Acks" and all state services will be available after the shutdown.

Transmitter submissions (state and federal) deadline is 10 p.m. ET.

Business (BMF) returns are not impacted by this IMF Production Shutdown schedule. The BMF Production Shutdown schedule will be communicated in a QuickAlerts bulletin in early December and will be posted on the MeF Operational Status page.

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