Quick Alert: 1040 Modernized e-File (1040 MeF) Production Shutdown and Cutover

All times shown in this communication are Eastern Time Zone.

To ensure that all Form 1040 tax returns e-filed through the Modernized e-File (MeF) system are processed timely, this year’s 1040 MeF Production shutdown/cutover and acknowledgment retrieval schedule has been established. It is imperative that everyone adhere to the schedule shown below.

1040 MeF Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule

Shutdown begins on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 11:59 a.m. in order to prepare the system for the upcoming Tax Year 2016 Filing Season.

Important Note: States who schedule retrieval of their state submissions may have to change their schedule in order to retrieve submissions in time to validate returns and submit acknowledgements by 11:30 a.m., November 30th. Anything not retrieved through MeF by 11:59 a.m., November 30th, cannot be accessed again until MeF reopens for 1040 MeF Production for Filing Season 2017.

Shutdown Deadlines on Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Transmitting Submissions (State & Federal)          10:00 a.m.
Retrieving Acknowledgements                              11:59 a.m.


Transmitting Acknowledgements                           11:30 a.m.

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