2021 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for 1120, 1120S, and 1120-F 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 (MeF) Forms 1120, 1120S, and 1120-F  for Tax Year 2021.

Developers and other Authorized IRS e-file Providers can find information on e-filing returns through MeF in Publication 4163PDF and Publication 4164PDF. 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 Form Family can be found on the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) page.

XML Schemas, Business Rules and Release Memorandum - 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 1120 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 Schemas and Business Rules packages.

Tax Year 2021 Documents

Form 1120, 1120S, 1120-F links to TY2021 Release Memos

Version Available Dates ATS Dates Production Dates Comments
2021v4.3 04/21/2022 Start: 06/05/2022
End: TBD
Start: 07/24/2022
End: TBD

05/03/2022
The entire package will be available for production 07/24/2022. 

04/21/2022
The Form 1120S Schedule K2 and K3 will be available in production 07/24/2022.  

03/17/2022
An early look of Tax Year 2021/ Processing Year 2022 Form 1120-S Schedules K-2 and K-3 schema only. Related business rules will be made available later.

2021v4.2 02/10/2022 Start: 03/06/2022
End: TBD
Start: 03/20/2022
End: TBD
 
2021v4.1 11/12/2021 Start: 12/12/2021
End: TBD
Start: 01/07/2022
End: TBD
 
2021v4.0 10/14/2021 Start: 11/21/2021
End: TBD
Start: 01/07/2022
End: TBD 
 
2021v3.0 09/02/2021 Start: 10/12/2021
End: 11/20/2021
Not Valid for Production  
2021v2.0 07/22/2021 Not Valid for ATS Not Valid for Production  
2021v1.0 05/20/2021 Not Valid for ATS Not Valid for Production  

Current Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for 1120/1120S/1120-F

Modernized e-File (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules