July 27, 2016
MeF 8849 Stakeholders:
We are providing Tax Year 2017 eXtensible Mark-up Language (XML) Schemas and Business Rules for the following forms that include new tax year form(s) and tax law changes.
The schema version 2017v1.0 was generated by using the latest Schemas in production. The XML standardization was applied and are available for program planning purposes. These Schemas and Business Rules will not be used in ATS or Production.
Form 8849 Schemas and Business Rules are available to Authorized Users listed on e-File applications for Transmitters, Software Developers and States. Please contact the MeF Mailbox with the Company Name, your Authorized User Role and ETIN to request the Tax Year 2017 Schemas and Business Rules.
These updates are posted on IRS.gov in the Production tables.
Business Rules are posted in two different formats which contain identical information - Adobe (PDF) and a comma-separated file (CSV). A column within the file identifies changes made from the previous version.
If you have any questions about the Schemas or Business Rules, please send your inquiry to the MeF Mailbox.