Outages for the Internal Revenue Service’s e-Services will occur this month as it enters the final stages of a technology upgrade.

There will be a complete outage of all e-Services tools, including registration, the transcript delivery system and TIN matching from 6 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Aug. 17, until 6 a.m. EDT, Monday, Aug. 21.

Applications also will be offline and resume Aug. 22, except for state users.

E-Services must be taken offline to complete the platform transition and to perform testing. This outage will affect all users, including bulk users such as IVES and TIN Matching.

State tax agency users will be unable to submit new e-file and TDS applications for state coordinators or change existing e-file and TDS applications for state coordinators from Aug. 17 until late October. This will not affect state access to transcripts. If there is a critical need to add or remove an individual from a state application, states may contact their IRS government liaison representative.

IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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ACA Information Return (AIR) filers may resume submission of applications for transmitter control codes starting on Aug. 22. The application process for AIR users has been offline since July because of the e-Services platform transition.

A redesigned e-Services landing page is expected to launch on Aug. 21.

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Jeff Stimpson

Jeff Stimpson

Jeff Stimpson is a veteran freelance journalist who previously served as editor of The Practical Accountant.