IRS e-File Shuts Down 11/21/2020 at 11:59: pm

IRS e-File Shutdown for Individual Returns – November 21, at 11:59 pm

The IRS has announced that the 1040 e-file system will be taken off-line to perform annual system maintenance in preparation for the upcoming filing season. The last day in 2020 to e-file 2019 Federal and State Individual tax returns is Saturday, November 21, 2020.

Note: e-Filing for tax year 2017 individual returns ends for good on November 21, 2020. When e-filing resumes, returns will only be accepted for tax years 2018, 2019, and 2020.  

You will be able to transmit returns up until 11:55 pm ET on November 21, 2020 – The IRS cutoff time is 11:59 pm ET. We strongly suggest you attempt your final transmissions at least one hour before the cutoff time.

Taxpayers required to file during this shutdown period will have to file paper returns. 

The IRS has not yet released the shutdown schedule for business returns; however, an announcement with the dates and times is expected in early December.