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 and Publication 4164 . 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.
Tax Year 2017 Documents
- Tax Year 2017 Form 7004 MeF Return Due Dates (PDF)
- Tax Year 2017 Stylesheets: MeF Stylesheets
- Tax Year 2017 Known Issues and Solutions (XLSX) – Updated 10/31/2018
Form 7004 links to TY2017 Release Memos
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