The IRS announced last week that the Business MeF Production Shutdown will take place on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in order to prepare the system for the upcoming 2019 filing season. All business returns must be transmitted prior to 11:59 am eastern on Wednesday, December 26th in order to be processed. We recommend transmitting all business returns well before the cutoff time to ensure that they are acknowledged and accepted. Business returns that are not acknowledged or accepted can either be mailed or held and transmitted when MeF re-opens in January.
The IRS has not yet announced the date that MeF will re-open. TaxSlayer Pro will keep you informed as the IRS releases information about the start of electronic filing in 2019.