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IRS Announces AIR Production Shutdown-Cutover Schedule

Publication Date: 12/21/2016 3:39:48 PM

December 28, 2016 - January 17, 2017

On Monday, December 19, 2017, the IRS issued the following announcement:
To ensure that all ACA Information Returns electronically filed through the Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) system are processed timely, the following AIR Production shutdown/cutover has been established. It is imperative that everyone adhere to the schedule shown below.

AIR Production Shutdown/Cutover Schedule
Shutdown for all transmissions
, including corrections and replacements will begin at 11:00 p.m. December 28, 2016, in order to prepare the system for the upcoming 2017 Filing Season.  The AIR system will reopen for production for Forms 1094 B/C and Forms 1095 B/C at 9:00 a.m. on January 17, 2017.  Forms 1095A will reopen January 18, 2017.

Note:  Prior year corrections and replacements can be electronically filed when Production reopens.

AIR Assurance Testing System (AATS) Schedule
AATS will remain open throughout this production shutdown/cutover period, with the exception of December 28, 2016 11:00 p.m. through 8:00 a.m. on December 29, 2016.

Please monitor the AIR Program page for any updates.