Release Memo for 941x Modernized e-File (MeF) Quarterly Forms (2017v4.0)

April 3, 2019

MeF 94x Stakeholders:

The 941x Quarterly Forms Schemas and Business Rules for Tax Year 2017, which included tax year updates and legislative changes for the Qualified Small Business Payroll Tax Credit for Increasing Research Activities and Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) program, were made available on November 10, 2016. These Schemas and Business Rules were made available in the Assurance Testing System (ATS) on December 12, 2016 and on April 1, 2017 in the Production System. These Schemas and Business Rules are available for use in the ATS and Production System.

The distribution of MeF Schemas and Business Rules is now 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 Schema and Business Rules packages.

To receive the distribution of Schema and Business Rule packages you must have an active e-Services account and be listed on an e-File application with the provider option of Software Developer. Your role on the e-File Application must be Principal, Responsible Official or a Delegated User with MeF authorities. If you are a registered user in e-Services and are listed on a State e-File application you will receive this distribution.

We encourage you to review your e-File application at this time to verify you have the appropriate role and to verify you have access to your e-Services account.

Note: You can access the login page, register for e-Services, reset your password and make changes to your existing account on e-Services Online Tools for Tax Professionals on

XML Schemas
The "Diff" Files for the 941x Quarterly Forms identify the changes from the Tax Year 2017v3.0 Schema package to the Tax Year 2017v4.0 Schema package.

Business Rules
The 941x Quarterly Forms 2017v4.0 Business Rules are available in two (2) formats that contain identical information: Adobe (.pdf) and Comma Separated Values (.csv).

If you have any questions about these Schemas and Business Rules, please send your inquiry to the MeF Mailbox.

Tax Year 2017 94x MeF Schemas and Business Rule Page
Modernized e-File (MeF) Program Information Page