2021 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 (MeF) Form 7004 for Tax Year 2021.

Developers and other Authorized IRS e-file Providers can find information on e-filing 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 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 Schemas and Business Rules packages.

Instructions for accessing the SOR mailbox PDF

Tax Year 2021 Documents

Tax Year 2021 Form 7004 MeF Return Due Dates PDF

Tax Year 2021 Stylesheets: MeF Stylesheets

Tax Year 2021 Known Issues and Solutions XLSX – 06/09/2021

Form 7004 links to TY2021 Release Memos

Version     Available Dates     ATS Date Production Dates Comments
2021v1.0 06/12/2021 Start: TBD
End: TBD
Start: TBD
End: TBD