Schemas and Business Rules for Employment Tax Modernized e-File (MeF) Forms

The following links provide information and technical guidance for Software Developers and Transmitters who are interested in developing software for the Employment Tax Modernized e-File (MeF) Forms. You will find the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Schemas, Business Rules and other useful information and documents by tax year.

Production & Assurance Testing System (ATS) Schemas and Business Rules by Tax Year

Tax Year Form Types
2019 940, 940-PR, 941, 941-PR, 941-SS, 943, 943-PR, 944, 945 and 94x Online Signature PIN Registration Application
2018 940, 940-PR, 941, 941-PR, 941-SS, 943, 943-PR, 944, 945 and 94x Online Signature PIN Registration Application
2017 940, 940-PR, 941, 941-PR, 941-SS, 943, 943-PR, 944, 945 and 94x Online Signature PIN Registration Application
2016 940, 940-PR, 941, 941-PR, 941-SS, 943, 943-PR, 944, 945 and 94x Online Signature PIN Registration Application

Software Testing

Testing information for the Employment Tax Forms is provided on the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Updates Page.

Employment Tax e-Signature Methods

The Employment Tax e-Signature Methods document communicates the signature methods for various Employment Tax Stakeholders.

Employment Tax e-file Frequently Asked Questions

The Modernized e-File for Employment Taxes FAQs communicate common questions and answers regarding the Employment Tax e-file Program.

Stylesheets

Employment Tax MeF form Stylesheets can be downloaded for use in displaying XML tax return data.


Modernized e-File (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules Page

Modernized e-File (MeF) Program Information Page