The links below provide information and technical guidance for Software Developers and Transmitters who are interested in developing software for the Modernized e-File Forms 1120, 1120S, 1120-F and 7004 for Tax Year 2016. Included are the XML Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memorandums and specific instructions.
Developers and other Authorized IRS e-file Providers can find information on e-filing returns through MeF in Publication 4163 and Publication 4164. Directions for Corporations required to e-file can be found through the e-file for Large and Mid-Size Corporations website. Test Scenarios for the 1120 family and the 7004 can be found on the ATS Updates Page.
General and program specific testing information for use in completing the Assurance Testing System (ATS) process can be found in the Publication 5078, Modernized e-File (MeF) Test Package Business Submission Assurance Testing System. Test scenarios for the 1120 family and Form 7004 can be found on the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Updates page on IRS.gov.
XML Schemas, Business Rules and Memo - Throughout the year, multiple versions of these documents may be in use at the same time. Special attention should be paid to the Release Memo issue date and the projected start and end dates for Assurance Testing System and Production.
Tax Year 2016 Documents
- Tax Year 2016 1120 MeF Accepted Forms and Schedules
- Tax Year 2016 1120 MeF Forms Attachment Listing
- Tax Year 2016 1120 MeF Return Due Dates
- Tax Year 2016 Stylesheets: MeF Stylesheets
- Known e-file Issues and Solutions (updated 08-31-2017)
|Version||Available Dates||ATS Dates||Production Dates||Comments|
|2016v4.1||12-14-2016||12-29-2016||01-06-2017||02-17-17 Business Rule change pages available.|
|Version||Available Dates||ATS Date||Production Date|