February 14, 2018
MeF 1065/1065-B Stakeholders:
We are providing Tax Year 2017 eXtensible Mark-up Language (XML) Schemas and Business Rules for the following forms that include new tax year form(s) and tax law changes.
Included in the 2017v5.1 Schema package are "DIFF" files which identify the difference between the 2017v5.0 Schema package and the 2017v5.1 Schema package. The XML standardization was applied and are available for program planning purposes. These Schemas and Business Rules will be used in ATS and Production. There are no changes to the business rule packages provided for version 5.1.
Form 1065 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.
For the 1065 XML Schemas, the Instance Document contained in the schema files is viewable with any generic Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) reader. See the 1065 "Instance Document" for a sample of 1065 transmission.
Business Rules are posted in two different formats which contain identical information – Adobe (PDF) and a comma-separated file (CSV). A column within the file identifies changes made from the previous version.
If you have any questions about the Schemas or Business Rules, please send your inquiry to the MeF Mailbox.