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Electronic Management System Power Outage Begins June 13 at 11 pm Eastern

1.  Reminder: IRS Closed Friday June 14; Filing and Payment Deadlines Unchanged

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that, due to the current budget situation including the sequester, the agency will beshut down on Friday, June 14.

2.  Electronic Management System Power Outage Begins June 13 at 11 pm Eastern

Because of the IRS closure on June 14, the Electronic Management System (EMS) located at Martinsburg, W. Va.,  and Memphis, Tenn., will be unavailable from Thursday June 13 at 11:00 p.m. Eastern time through June 15 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.

EMS (both Production and Test) will not be operational during this timeframe. Please refrain from accessing the EMS Production or Testing Systems to transmit tax returns, retrieve acknowledgements or submit any other service requests.
When services are resumed, all processing will occur and acknowledgement files will be available based on the established drain schedule.

3.  Additional County in Oklahoma FEMA Disaster Area

FEMA has added Canadian county to the recently declaredOklahoma disaster areas.

4.  June 25 Phone Forum: What You Need to Know about the 403(b) Pre-Approved Plan Program

Sign up for this phone forum and learn about the upcoming 403(b) Pre-Approved Plan Program. Join IRS tax law specialists as they discuss the new Program, outlined in Revenue Procedure 2013-22, set to open June 28. If you have a specific question that you would like us to address, please email us by June 18.