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e-file for Software Developers/Transmitters

 

2012 Drain Times - IRS e-file

  • 1040 Live Production Processing Schedule for Form 1040 Series and ETDS
  • 1040 Participants Acceptance Testing (PATS) Processing Schedule for Form 1040 Series- TY2012
  • Business Returns - Electronic Management System (EMS) Business Return Drain Schedule

Publication 1346 (Rev.10-2012)
Electronic Return File Specifications and Record Layouts for Individual Income Tax Returns
Publication 1346 contains file specifications, error reject conditions, record layouts for forms and schedules associated with individual e-file income tax returns and e-file forms that are filed separately from the tax return.
 


2011 Drain Times - IRS e-file

2010 Individual e-File Transmission Chart
Processing for 1040 e-file in 2011 (Tax Year 2010)
 

Publication 1346 (Rev.10-2011)
Electronic Return File Specifications and Record Layouts for Individual Income Tax Returns
Publication 1346 contains file specifications, error reject conditions, record layouts for forms and schedules associated with individual e-file income tax returns and e-file forms that are filed separately from the tax return.

Publication 1436 (Rev. 9-2011)
Test Package for Electronic Filers of Individual Income Tax Returns for Tax Year 2011
Publication 1436 contains a group of scenarios and instructions for preparing test material for Electronic Filing of Individual Income Tax Returns.

7216 Updated Rules for Tax Preparers
New regulations under Internal Revenue Code Section 7216, Disclosure or Use of Tax Information by Preparers of Returns, become effective January 1, 2009.

Pay by debit or credit card when you e-file - Visit here for the Credit Card Bulk Provider Requirements and for information about this integrated e-file/e-pay option.

Quick Alerts
Never miss another important e-file message with Quick Alerts! Calling all ERO's, Software Developers and Transmitters - Did you know that the IRS has a free messaging system that provides e-file information including submission processing center delays within moments of when they occur?

e-services 
Online e-services products are now available including the electronic e-file application.

Toll-Free Number for e-Help
e-Help desk assistors are ready to respond to all questions and issues concerning e-products at 1-866-255-0654.

e-file for Business - Software Developers & Transmitters Page
Includes XML Schemas - downloadable zipped files and other useful information for business Software Developers and Transmitters.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 31-Jul-2014