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Schemas and Business Rules for Form 1041 Modernized e-File (MeF)

 XML Schemas, Business Rules and other information for software developers and transmitters, who are interested in developing software for the Modernized e-File Form 1041, is provided by Tax Year:

  • In Processing Year 2014, MeF will accept Form 1041 Tax Year 2013 returns only.
  • In Processing Year 2015, MeF will accept Form 1041 Tax Years 2014 and 2013 returns
  • In Processing Year 2016, MeF will accept Form 1041 Tax Years 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Test Scenarios for Tax Year 2014 are posted to the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Updates page on

During Processing Year 2014, the current Legacy 1041 e-File program and the 1041 MeF program will be running in parallel. These schemas and business rules are for the Modernized e-File (MeF) program only.


Schemas and Business Rule for Form 1041 MeF by Tax Year
Tax Year Form Type
2014 1041
2013 1041


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 12-Nov-2014