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TY 2012 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 1065-1065B Modernized e-File (MeF)

The following links provide information and technical guidance for software developers and transmitters who are interested in developing software for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Form 1065/1065-B for Tax Year (TY) 2012. Included are the XML Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memorandum and specific instructions.

Developers and other Authorized IRS e-file Providers can find information on e-filing returns through MeF in the Publication 4163 and Publication 4164. Test Scenarios for the 1065/1065-B can be found in Publication 4505.

XML Schemas, Business Rules and Release 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 (ATS) and Production.

Forms and Attachment Listing - TY2012 Form 1065/1065B Forms and Attachment Listing can be downloaded for your use.

Known Issues and Solutions - Known e-file Issues and Solutions (2012)

 

TY 2012 Schemas, Business Rules and Release Memo
Version Date Posted ATS Date Production Date
2012v3.0 08/05/2014 Start Date: TBD
End Date:
Start Date: TBD
End Date:
2012v2.3 08/02/2013 Start Date: 08/02/2013
End Date:
Start Date: 08/02/2013
End Date: 
2012v2.2 02/14/2013 Start Date: First week of March
End Date:
Start Date: First week of March
End Date: 
2012v2.1 12/06/2012 Start Date: 12/31/2012
End Date:
Start Date: 01/07/2013
End Date: 
2012v2.0 10/29/2012 Start Date: 12/17/2012
End Date:
Start Date: 01/07/2013
End Date: 
2012v1.1 09/13/2012 Start Date: 11/05/2012
End Date: 12/16/2012
"Not Valid for Production"
2012v1.0 09/13/2012 "Not Valid for ATS" "Not Valid for Production"
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 05-Aug-2014