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2012 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for 1120, 1120S, 1120-F, and 7004 Modernized e-File (MeF)

The links below provide information and technical guidance for software developers and transmitters who are interested in developing software for the Modernized e-File Forms 1120, 1120S, 1120-F and 7004 for Tax Year 2012. Included are the XML Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memorandums and specific instructions.

Developers and other Authorized IRS e-file Providers can find information on e-filing returns through MeF in Publication 4163 and Publication 4164

Test Scenarios for the 1120 family and the 7004 can be found in Publication 4162.  

Directions for Corporations required to e-file can be found through the e-file for Large and Mid-Size Corporations website.

XML Schemas, Business Rules and Memo - Throughout the year, multiple versions of these documents may be in use at the same time. Special attention should be paid to the Release Memo issue date and the projected start and end dates for Assurance Testing System and Production.

Stylesheets-- Form 1120, 1120S, 1120-F Stylesheets (TY2012)

Forms and Attachments Listing: Form and Attachment Listing (updated 02-14-2013) can be downloaded for your use.

Known Issues and Solutions:
Known e-file issues and solutions (updated 06-26-2013)
 

Form 1120, 1120S, 1120-F links to TY2012 Schemas, Business Rules, and Release Memos
Version Date Posted ATS Dates Production Dates
2012v2.2 08-02-2013

Start Date: 08-02-2013

End Date:

Start Date: 08-02-2013

End Date:

2012v2.1 02-14-2013

Start Date: 03-04-2013

End Date:

Start Date: 03-04-2013

End Date:

2012v2.0 12-12-2012

Start Date: 12-31-2012

End Date:

Start Date: 01-07-2013

End Date:

2012v1.2 11-01-2012

Start Date: 12-17-2012

End Date: 12-30-2012

Start Date: Not valid for production

End Date:

2012v1.1

09-13-2012

Start Date: 11-05-2012

End Date: 12-30-2012

Start Date: Not valid for production

End Date:

2012v1.0

09-13-2012

Start Date: Not valid for ATS

End Date:

Start Date: Not valid for production

End Date:

 

Form 7004 links to TY2012 Schemas, Business Rules, and Release Memos
Version Date Posted ATS Date Production Date
2012v2.1 08-02-2013

Start Date: 08-02-2013

End Date:

Start Date: 08-02-2013

End Date:

2012v2.0 09-13-2012

Start Date: 11-05-2012

End Date:

Start Date: 01-07-2013

End Date:

2012v1.0 09-13-2012

Start Date: Not valid for ATS

End Date:

Start Date: Not valid for production

End Date:

Current Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for 1120/1120S/1120-F and 7004

Modernized e-File (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 17-Dec-2013