Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Operational Status

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns and transmittals are electronically filed through the ACA Information Return system, also known as AIR. 

 

Production

AATS (test)

AIR System Status

System Status Operational

Operational

Tax Years Available 2015, 2016 and 2017 2015, 2016 and 2017
Scheduled Maintenance Build: A routine maintenance build is scheduled every Sunday. The system will be unavailable from 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Eastern.

Latest Updates

03/21/2018: Publication 5258 has been updated. See the Summary of Changes in the publication for details.

1/2/2018: Which WSDLs do I use?

  • AATS: Use the AATS WSDL Package titled "FS18-TY17 AATS WSDL Package." All transmissions to AATS must use:
    • Processing Year 2018 AATS WSDLs
    • the 2017 manifest, including prior year returns 2015 and 2016
  • Production: Use the Production WSDL Package titled "FS18-TY17 Production WSDL Package." Beginning January 22, 2018, all transmissions to Production must use:
    • Processing Year 2018 Production WSDLs
    • the 2017 manifest, including prior year returns 2015 and 2016

See the Year 2015 and 2016 Information page for how to generate tax year 2015 and 2016 forms.

For more information regarding AIR, please see the AIR Program on IRS.gov.