Monday, October 16, 2017
The October 15th tax deadline is upon us
We strongly encourage you to transmit your e-files at least two hours before the midnight (midnight Eastern time) deadline.
You will notice on the volume to be steady all through the day with the IRS on the day of the deadline. Both return volume and return size will affect processing time. While you are accustomed to receiving your Federal acknowledgements within a one hour time-frame, that turnaround time will increase throughout the day. You may see your acknowledgements take from 2 to 4 hours, and possibly longer.
This is why we suggest that you send returns periodically throughout the day. This will help spread out the volume and also help eliminate some of the 'deadline rush' which also impacts IRS processing.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Please be advised that scheduled maintenance for the Electronic Filing Center (EFC) and certain other websites will take place between Friday August 25th 5:00pm EST and Sunday August 27th 5:00pm EST.
During this time we’ll be performing comprehensive planned updates to the EFC as well as certain other sites or features. We appreciate your patience during this scheduled maintenance.
Affected functions include:
Electronic Filing- You will not have the ability to efile or retrieve acks for IRS & State returns and extensions, 5500s, 1099s and Bank Applications
Support Site- the ability to rehang acknowledgements
Support Site- the ability to access the return retrieval function
Online Check Printing (OCP)- unavailable
You will be able to resume efile and these other functions after 5pm Sunday August 27th.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Please be advised that scheduled maintenance for our Electronic Filing Center for 2014, 2015, and 2016 will take place on Wednesday June 7, between 7:00pm and 12:00am EST.
During this time you will be able transmit returns to the EFC but will not pick up any acknowledgements. This will also effect Online Check Printing and Return Retrieval.
For Refunds Today Online, if you need to create any returns that will have carry forward data, please wait until the maintenance will be complete when the system comes back online after 12:OO am EST.
We appreciate your patience during this scheduled maintenance.
You will resume picking up all files when the system is brought back online at midnight..