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Labor Day weekend system outage reminder

Friday, September 4, 2020  
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As posted in the IRS e-News for Tax Professionals Issue Number: 2020-36

Please be advised that on Saturday, Sept. 5, beginning at 8 p.m. ET through Monday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m., a scheduled power outage will occur for the 7200 EFax line. The fax line will ring “busy” during this time.

In addition, three key operational systems, Modernized eFile (MEF), eServices, and Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE), will be unavailable over the Labor Day weekend while the IRS conducts routine maintenance:

  • MeF (both Production and ATS) will be down beginning 7:00 p.m. Sept. 5 through Sept. 8 at 7:00 a.m. EDT. Please refrain from accessing the MeF Systems to transmit business, individual or state tax returns, retrieve acknowledgements or submit any other service requests.
  • The e-Services Transcript Delivery System, TIN Matching, ACA and the e-file Application systems will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. Sept. 5 through Sept. 8 at 6:00 a.m. EDT. Please refrain from accessing the system during this time.
  • Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) System (both Production and Test) will be temporarily unavailable over the Labor Day weekend beginning 4:00 p.m., Sept. 5 through Sept. 8 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. Please refrain from accessing the FIRE Systems to transmit information returns, check file status, or submit any other services during this time.

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