Following “concerns from the tax professional community,” the IRS has modified its Columbus Day service outage to minimize the impact of this maintenance period.

This year, the Columbus Day weekend maintenance period will not affect the Modernized e-File operation, a change from previous years. The maintenance requirements, however, will affect the e-services secure mailbox operations between Sunday, October 11, from around 3 a.m. EST until Monday, October 12, at approximately 4 p.m. EST. These times might vary, depending on normal maintenance issues.

During this period, the Transcript Delivery System, TIN Matching and e-File application will be available; you can use the online method to print and view documents. Users choosing the secure mailbox will not be able to retrieve documents until after the maintenance.

Bulk TIN Matching and Transcript Delivery requests should be submitted by 2 a.m., October 11 to ensure delivery to the secure mailbox prior to the start of maintenance.

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