2018 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 2018.

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). 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 7004 family can be found on the ATS Updates Page

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.

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 2018 Documents

Form 7004 links to TY2018 Release Memos

Version Available Dates ATS Date Production Dates Comments
2018v2.0 08-20-2018 10-29-2018 01-08-2019  
2018v1.0 05-16-2018 Not Valid for ATS Not Valid for Production  

Current Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for 7004

Modernized e-File (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules