IRS Announces MeF Shutdown Date for 2017 Electronic Filing

The IRS announced that the last day to electronically file Individual 1040 tax returns is Saturday, November 17, 2018. All returns must be filed prior to 10:00PM eastern time in order to be processed. The temporary shutdown of of the Modernized e-File (MeF) system will allow the IRS to prepare the system for the upcoming 2018 filing season. The Internal Revenue Service reminds certain taxpayers in certain designated disaster areas that they can still paper file their tax returns on extension until the extended due date. Business returns will not be impacted by the production shutdown on November 17. The IRS will send out information outlining the business return shutdown/cutover in early December.

While most individuals have already filed their 2017 federal tax returns, certain taxpayers may qualify for an extension of time to file. This includes taxpayers who live in certain federally declared disaster areas, have a U.S. tax filing obligation, and had previously obtained a valid 6-month extension of time to file their federal tax return. The federally declared disaster areas primarily include hurricane victims in parts of Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. See the IRS disaster relief page for more information.

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