Modernized e-File (MeF) stylesheets


MeF stylesheets can be used by external stakeholders to display corporate, employment, partnerships, estates & trusts, exempt organizations, excise tax, withholding tax returns, and Individual tax returns. The stylesheets may be used by software developers, states and/or taxpayers to incorporate into their programs as appropriate.

MeF stylesheets

Tax year XSL  Release notes Comments
2023 XSLZIP (03-11-2024)
TY2023 Package to Date
TY2024 94x quarterly returns
TY2023 for all returns
2022 XSLZIP (06-13-2023)
TY2022 Package to Date
TY2023 94x quarterly returns
TY2022 for all returns
2021 XSLZIP (07-31-2022)
TY2021 Package to Date
TY2022 94x quarterly returns
TY2021 for all returns
2020 XSLZIP (05-19-2021)
TY2020 Package to Date
TY2021 94x quarterly returns
TY2020 for all returns
2019 XSLZIP (04-17-2020) 
TY2019 Package to Date
TY2020 94x quarterly returns
TY2019 for all returns
2018 XSLZIP (04-26-2019)
Entire Package
TY2019 94x quarterly returns
TY2018 for all returns
2017 XSLZIP (2-21-2019)
Entire Package
TY2018 94x quarterly returns
TY2017 for all returns
2016 XSLZIP (02-21-2019)
Entire Package
TY2017 94x quarterly returns
TY2016 for all returns
XSLZIP (03-16-2016)
TY2016 Package to Date TY2015/TY2014/TY2013 Entire Package
TY2016 94x quarterly returns
TY2015/TY2014/2013 for all returns
Includes updates for Internet Explorer 11
2014/2015 XSLZIP (06-18-2015)
Entire Package
TY2015 94x quarterly returns
TY2014 for all returns
2013/2014 XSLZIP (05-30-2014)
Entire Package
TY2014 94x quarterly returns
TY2013 for all returns
2012 XSLZIP (05-23-2013)
Entire Package
2011 XSLZIP (03-29-2012)
Entire Package
2010 XSLZIP (04-07-2011)
Entire Package
2009 XSLZIP (03-04-2010)
Entire Package
2008 XSLZIP (10-27-2009)
Entire Package

For current schemas, business rules, and release memos go to Modernized e-File (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules.


  • TY 2022 Form 990 MeF stylesheets corrected - As of March 11, 2024, we corrected the Form 990 MeF stylesheets for tax year 2022, which displayed tax year 2021 in the heading instead of tax year 2022. This impacted Form 990 and certain associated schedules, not the accuracy of Forms 990 images that appear on Tax Exempt Organization Search.
  • The zipped Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) files contain the XSL, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Graphic Interchange Formant (GIF) files (images, JavaScript (JS), and CSS file) used to display the available return families (720, 94x, 990, 1040, 1041, 1065, 1120, 2290, 8849, etc.).
  • When the 'zip' files are 'unzipped', the user should go with the default saved path names (unless they want to change the path references in CommonPathRef.xsl).
  • The XSL file 'populateTemplate.xsl' was modified to be compatible with Microsoft's Extensible Markup Language (XML) parser. The original version of this file is in sub-directory 'OrigVersion'.

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