CCH Software News - Reminder: End-of-Year Electronic Filing Shutdown 2021.

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  • 12/23/2021

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Please take note of this important information about electronic filing.

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CCH Software News - Reminder: End-of-Year Electronic Filing Shutdown

     
Released on 12/06/2021.
 
NOTE: As of 12/22/21, the IRS has yet to announce when they will open for either individual or business filing in 2022.

         
Description:

Electronic Filing System (ELF) Maintenance/Shutdown

To prepare for the upcoming season and to ensure that all business returns for tax year 2020 are processed timely, Wolters Kluwer will shut down the Electronic Filing System (ELF) on Friday, December 24, 2021, at 4:00 PM CST (in advance of the IRS Business E-filing Shutdown) for the following returns:
  • Individual California
  • Individual Texas
  • Partnership
  • Corporation
  • S Corporation
  • Fiduciary
  • FBAR
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Exempt Organization

However, please note that Wolters Kluwer offices will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Customers may consider uploading and transmitting their final returns before 7:00 PM CST on Thursday, December 23, 2021 to ensure that Support assistance is available.

This maintenance will end no later than the date that the IRS opens for tax year 2021, which is yet to be announced. During this maintenance period, you will NOT be able to:
  • Upload returns
  • Print reports
  • Access the Electronic Filing Status System

Final Day for Electronic Filing of 2018 Returns

Friday, December 24, 2021, is the final day that tax year 2018 returns can be electronically filed. After this time, the electronic filing system will no longer have tax year 2018 returns available for documentation.

However, please note that Wolters Kluwer offices will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021; customers may consider uploading and transmitting their final returns before 7:00 PM CST on Thursday, December 23, 2021 to ensure that Support assistance is available.

To obtain documentation of your 2018 filings prior to the shutdown date, refer to KB 094205.

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