MeF 990 Form Family Release Memo June 10, 2021


MeF Exempt Organization Stakeholders:

We are providing eXtensible Mark-up Language (XML) Schemas and Business Rules for the following forms for Tax Year 2021 (Processing Year 2022).

Tax Year 2021 Schema Versions:

  • Form 990x (990, 990-EZ, 990-PF): TY2021v1.0
  • Form 990-T: TY2021v1.0
  • Form 1120-POL: TY2021v1.0

990 Family Schemas and Business Rules Distribution is now through the Registered User Portal and your e-services mailbox. This mailbox is part of the Secure Object Repository (SOR). Users will access their mailbox in their existing e-services account to pick up the schema and business rules packages.

The Schemas and Business Rules versions listed above will not be used in ATS and Production. Updated versions will be released as they become available. 

Additional Information

We package the XML Schemas by form type and version number. Each package includes “DIFF" files that identify the difference between the schema version listed above and the previous schema version.

We also package the Business Rules by form type and version number. Each package includes two different formats that contain identical information – Adobe (.pdf) and comma separated file (.csv). A column within the file identifies changes made from the previous version.

Key schema changes for TY2021 are listed below:

  • All: Update to IRSESPayment.xsd and shared form changes.

If you have any questions about the Schemas or Business Rules, please send your inquiry to the MeF Mailbox.

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