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Current Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Exempt Organizations Modernized e-File

The following links provide information and technical guidance for software developers and transmitters who are interested in developing software for the Modernized e-File Forms 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF, 990-N, 1120-POL and 8868. You will find, by Tax Year, the XML Schemas, Business Rules and other useful information and documents. 

Test scenarios for TY2013 are available on the Exempt Organizations MeF Test Assurance System Test Scenarios webpage. Prior year test scenarios can be found in Publication 4205

Stylesheets – Forms 990/990EZ/990-N/990-PF/1120-POL/8868 and corporate Forms 1120/1120S/7004 stylesheets can be downloaded for use in displaying XML tax return data.

Production & Acceptance Testing System (ATS) - Current Valid Schemas

Tax Year

Form Type

2014 Form 990 family*, 990N, 1120POL, 8868
2013 Form 990 family*, 990N, 1120POL, 8868
2012 Form 990 family*, 990N, 1120POL, 8868


Form 990 family*, 990N, 1120POL, 8868


* Includes 990, 990EZ, 990PF


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 09-Jul-2014