IRS Processing suspended Wednesday 2/3/2016
UltraTax CS will continue to receive transmissions of all Modernized e-File (MeF) returns and will hold them until the IRS system becomes available. This system issue also impacts the ability to issue acknowledgements from the IRS and state agencies that process acknowledgements through the IRS MeF system. See the following information provided to us by the IRS. Monitor the IRS MeF status page for additional information.
The IRS experienced a hardware failure this afternoon affecting a number of tax processing systems, which are currently unavailable. Several of our systems are not currently operating, including our modernized e-file system and a number of other related systems. The IRS is currently in the process of making repairs and working to restore normal operations as soon as possible. We anticipate some of the systems will remain unavailable until tomorrow.
The IRS remains in close contact with e-file software transmitters and the tax community during this period.
A number of taxpayer and tax practitioner tools are unavailable. IRS.gov remains available, although a number of the services on the site are not, including Where's My Refund.
Taxpayers can continue to prepare and file their tax returns as they normally would. Taxpayers can continue to send their tax returns to their e-file provider; these companies will hold the tax returns until the IRS resumes accepting electronic tax returns. Taxpayers who have already filed their tax returns do not need to take any additional action.
The IRS is still assessing the scope of the outage. At this time, the IRS does not anticipate major refund disruptions; we continue to expect that 9 out of 10 taxpayers will receive their refunds within 21 days.
Filing deadline for Partnership tax returns (Form 1065) is now March 15th. Previously it was due April 15th.