IRS announces summer downtimes

IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C.
A red stoplight stands in front of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The widening inquiries into the IRS are focusing less on why employees singled out small-government groups for scrutiny and more on agency executives who didn't inform Congress earlier. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

IRS Modernized e-File (MeF) will be upgrading systems over the summer and will be unavailable at certain times, the service announced.

The system shutdown will occur in two phases:

  • 12:01 a.m. EST July 18 to 12 p.m. EST on July 22; and,
  • 12:01 a.m. EST Aug. 3 to 12 p.m. EST on Aug. 5.

MeF submissions should not be made during the outage periods. A Quick Alert bulletin will be issued once the MeF is available for submissions, the IRS said.

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