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Subject:  Business MeF Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule

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Attention: (MeF) Participants


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


Business MeF Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule


Shutdown for "Send Submissions" only is scheduled to begin at 11:59 a.m., Tuesday, December 26, 2017, to prepare the system for the upcoming 2018 Filing Season. 


Transmitters can continue to use the other service requests except “Send Submissions” until 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, December 26, 2017.


States can continue to use all the service requests necessary to retrieve and process state submissions until shutdown activities shown above. MeF recommends that states adjust their processing schedule in order to retrieve submissions in time to validate returns and submit acknowledgements. 

Any acknowledgements not retrieved by 11:59 p.m. on December 26th cannot be accessed again until MeF opens for production in January 2018.

We apologize for any inconveniences and thank you for your cooperation.

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