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:

Form 1094-B Schema to Form CrosswalkPDF

Form 1094-C Schema to Form CrosswalkPDF

Form 1095-B Schema to Form CrosswalkPDF

Form 1095-C Schema to Form CrosswalkPDF

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

2015v8.0    Note: 10/23/2017 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.


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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