From the office of the IRS Stakeholder liaison

FYI: There will be a planned outage of all e-Services tools from 6 p.m. Thursday, August 17 through 6 a.m. Monday August 21.

During this period, users will be unable to access the Transcript Delivery System (TDS) and Secure Object Repository (SOR), Registration and TIN Matching. All applications also will be offline until August 22.

Affordable Care Act Information Return (AIR) filers may resume submission of applications for Transmitter Control Codes starting on August 22. (The application process for AIR users has been offline since July because of the e-Services platform transition).

Also on August 21, a redesigned landing page for e-Services will launch with a new look and feel.

The scheduled outage will allow us to complete the transition of e-Services to a new platform that will improve the look and feel of applications and complete a multi-year technological upgrade. We will also perform testing during that four-day period.

We apologize for the inconvenience but we wanted to give you early notice so you could plan accordingly. A Quick Alert has also been sent, and we’ll keep you informed as we move forward.