IRS FIRE System is down for maintenance for a month every winter

Eric Updated by Eric

The IRS Fire System will be down for annual updates November 26, 2023 and return from winter maintenance on January 8, 2024.

The IRS File Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) system is down for maintenance for about a month starting each December. Click here for the exact dates.

During the maintenance window, users may see "The FIRE System is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later".

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