EFC and IRS E-filing Shutdown for TY 2019-2021 – Business Returns
Last day for efile is 12/21 – 11:59 Eastern time.
Please take note of this important information about electronic filing.
IRS has announced its MeF (e-file) shutdown and cutover for Tax Year 2021, 2020 & 2019. To ensure that all business tax returns e-filed through the MeF system are processed in a timely manner, submissions must occur before IRS shuts down the system on Monday, December 26, 2022, at 11:59 a.m. Eastern time.
Electronic Filing Center (EFC) Maintenance/ShutdownTo prepare for the upcoming season and to ensure that all business returns for tax year 2021 are processed timely, we will shut down the Electronic Filing Center (EFC) on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST (in advance of the IRS Business E-filing Shutdown) for the following returns:
- Partnership (1065)
- Corporation (1120)
- S Corporation (1120S)
- Fiduciary (1041)
- Employee Benefit Plans (5500)
- Exempt Organization (990 Series)
- 94X Series
- All other return types not listed including state, local, and school district returns
This maintenance will end no later than the date that the IRS opens for tax year 2022, which is yet to be announced. During this maintenance period, you will NOT be able to:
- Transmit returns
- Receive acknowledgments (acks)
Final Day for Electronic Filing of 2019 Returns
Wednesday, December 21, 2022, is the final day that tax year 2019 returns can be electronically filed. Any acknowledgements must be retrieved by the user no later than December 26, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST for TY19 e-files. EFC for TY19 will not be available after December 26,2022 at 11:59 PM EST to pick up these acks.