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Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 8849 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 Form 8849. You will find by Tax Year, the XML Schemas, Business Rules and other useful information and documents. Test scenarios are provided in Publication 4594.

Form 8849 stylesheets can be downloaded for use in displaying XML tax return data.



Production & Acceptance Testing System (ATS) - Current Valid Schemas


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 26-Feb-2014