Tax year 2015 schemas and business rules for Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR)


The links below provide information and technical guidance for software developers and transmitters who are interested in developing software for AIR for tax year 2015. Included are the XML schemas, business rules, error codes, release memorandums and specific instructions.

Tax year 2015 documents

Known issues and solutionsPDF (Updated 08/25/2016)

The schema to form crosswalks are provided for reference

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 AIR Assurance Testing System (AATS) and production.

Tax year 2015 Forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B, and 1095-C


Date posted

AATS dates

Production dates


Note: The 2015 v3.1 have been updated from v3.0 business rules. See Nature of Change column for the updates. This business rule package corresponds to schema v8.0. (10/23/2017)


Start date: 10/30/2017

End date: TBD

Start date: 01/2018

End date: TBD

2015v3.0 11/05/2015

Start date: 11/18/2015

End date: 01/21/2016

Start date: TBD

End date: TBD

2015v2.0 10/29/2015

Start date: 11/02/2015

End date: 11/18/2015

Start date: TBD

End date: TBD

2015v1.0 8/24/2015

Start date: Not valid for AATS

End date: Not valid for AATS

Start date: Not valid for production

End date: Not valid for production

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