XML General 1065-1065B Technical Information
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 1065/1065-B. You will find the XML Schemas, technical documents, and late breaking news and announcements.
Links are provided to the XML Schema, Business Rules and Memo for Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns. Form 7004 instructions are included in Publication 4163 and 4164 linked below. Publications 4163 and 4164 are shared with Forms 1120/1120S. Test Scenarios are provided in Publication 4505.
Current User Guide and Publications
Publication 4163, Modernized e-File (MeF) Information for Authorized IRS e-file Providers for Business Returns
Publication 4164, Modernized e-File Guide for Software Developers and Transmitters
Publication 4505, Modernized e-File Guide for Software Developers and Transmitters (Tax Year 2011) (Revision 7, 09/2011)
Prior year publications and other information
- Publication 4505, Modernized e-File Test Package for Forms 1065/1065-B (TY 2009), (Rev. 9/09)
- Publication 4505, Modernized e-File Test Package for Forms 1065/1065-B (TY 2010), (Rev. 9/10)