IRS Stops E Filing of Tax Returns Until 01/23/2017

1040 MeF Shutdown/Cutover Schedule

  • IRS stopped accepting returns and delivering acks at 11:59am EST Wednesday November 30, 2016.
  • Included in this announcement are e-files for Tax Years 2013, 2014 and 2015.
    • After the cutoff time, the Electronic Filing Center (EFC) will not accept Individual Returns (Federal and State) until IRS comes back online January 23, 2017
    • Customers may continue picking up acknowledgements from the EFC through mid-December.
  • 1040 efile opening date is Monday January 23, 2017. At that time, current year 2016 returns plus 2015 and 2014 prior year returns will be efileable.

IRS Announcement: IR-2016-167, Dec. 9, 2016

excerpts below and link to full article posted soon 


WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds.


The IRS reminds taxpayers that a new law requires the IRS to hold refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until Feb. 15. In addition, the IRS wants taxpayers to be aware it will take several days for these refunds to be released and processed through financial institutions. Factoring in weekends and the President’s Day holiday, the IRS cautions that many affected taxpayers may not have actual access to their refunds until the week of Feb. 2

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