Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns and transmittals are electronically filed through the ACA Information Return system, also known as AIR.
ACA Information Returns (AIR) Production Environment Shutdown/Cutover
In order to prepare for Filing Season 2022/Tax Year 2021, the AIR Production environment Shutdown/Cutover for all transmissions, including corrections and replacements, will begin on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. Eastern time. Please do not attempt to access the Application to Application (A2A) and User Interface (UI) Channels during the Shutdown/Cutover period.
We'll provide the AIR Production environment Start-up date/time at a later date, via a QuickAlerts bulletin. An Alert will also be posted on the AIR System Operational Status page.
The AIR Assurance Testing System (AATS) environment will remain open throughout the Production Shutdown/Cutover, except during the routine maintenance windows that occur each Sunday.
ACA Information Returns (AIR) AATS Environment Scheduled Maintenance
The AIR AATS environment will be unavailable from Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern time until Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time due to scheduled maintenance. Please do not attempt to access the Application to Application (A2A) and User Interface (UI) Channels during the Shutdown/Cutover period.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
|System Status||Not Operational||
|Tax Years Available||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021|
*Scheduled Maintenance Build:
A routine maintenance build is scheduled every Sunday. The system will be unavailable from 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time.
For more information regarding AIR, please see the AIR page on IRS.gov.