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Release Memo September 11, 2015

MeF Exempt Organization Stakeholders:

We have posted Schemas and Business Rules for the EO forms to IRS.GOV for Tax Years 2015, 2014 and 2013 (Processing Year 2016). 

Tax Year 2015 Schema Versions:

  • Form 990x (990, 990-EZ, 990-PF): TY2015v2.0
  • Form 1120-POL: TY2015v2.0
  • Form 990-N: TY2015v.1.0 - business rule change page only
  • Form 8868: TY2015v1.0 - business rule change page only

Tax Year 2014 Schema Version:

  • Form 990x (990, 990-EZ, 990-PF): TY2014v6.0

Tax Year 2013 Schema Version:

  • Form 990x (990, 990-EZ, 990-PF): TY2013v4.0 - 990PF business rule change page only

These schemas and business rules will be operational in the current MeF ATS environment on November 2, 2015, and in Production in January 2016.  

XML Schemas

The schemas are posted by form type and version number.  "Diff Files" are included that show the changes from the previous schema versions. 

Business Rules

Business Rules are posted, by form type and version number, in two different formats that contain identical information – Adobe (.pdf) and comma separated file (.csv). The rule status column identifies newly added or deleted rules.  
 

Key Changes

TY2015

  • Form 990x: Form 990 Schedules A and H; shared form changes.
  • Form 1120-POL: Shared form changes.

TY2014

  • Form 990x: Form 990 Schedules A and H; shared form changes.

You may contact Tiwana Holland from the Exempt Organization (EO) e-file team on 202-317-8778 for specific questions. 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 15-Sep-2016