2017 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 7004 Modernized e-File (MeF)


The links below provide information and technical guidance for Software Developers and Transmitters who are interested in developing software for the Modernized e-File Form 7004 for Tax Year 2017.

Developers and other Authorized IRS e-file Providers can find information on e-filing returns through MeF in Publication 4163 PDF and Publication 4164 PDF. Test Scenarios for the Form 7004 can be found on the MeF Assurance Testing System (ATS) Page

XML Schemas, Business Rules and Release Memos - 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.

Form 7004 Schemas and Business Rules are now distributed 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.

Instructions for accessing the SOR mailbox PDF.

Tax Year 2017 Documents


Form 7004 links to TY2017 Release Memos

Version Available Dates ATS Dates Production Dates Comments
2017v2.0 09/27/2017

Start: 10/30/2017

End: TBD

Start: 01/08/2018

End: TBD

Business rule updates.


Current Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 7004

Modernized e-File (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules