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Tax Year 2015 Valid XML, Schemas and Business Rules for Form 2290 Modernized e-File (MeF)

The following links provide information and technical guidance for Software Developers and Transmitters who are interested in developing software for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Form 2290 for Tax Year (TY) 2015. Included are the XML Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memorandum and specific instructions.

Developers and other Authorized IRS e-file Providers can find information on e-filing returns through MeF in the Publication 4163 and Publication 4164.  Test Scenarios for Form 2290 are can be found on the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Updates page located on

XML Schemas, Business Rules and Release 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 Assurance Testing System (ATS) and Production.

We have created a page to provide additional information relating to the XML standardization effort. This site includes the XML Workbooks and additional helpful items to assist in the transition process.  For more information on the XML standardization effort see the Modernized e-File (MeF) XML Standardization page.

Tax Year 2015 Documents

Tax Year 2015 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 2290 Modernized e-File (MeF)

Release Memo

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ATS Date

Production Date

XML Documents

05/19/2017 2015v5.0 06/11/2017 06/18/2017 Release Memo
05/20/2016 2015v4.3 06/01/2016 07/01/2016 Release Memo
Business Rules
09/08/2015 2015v4.2 TBD TBD Release Memo
Business Rules
07/20/2015 2015v4.1 TBD TBD Release Memo
Business Rules
06/01/2015 2015v4.0 06/01/2015 07/01/2015 Release Memo
Business Rules
Business Rule Change Page (09/22/2015)


Form 9465

Version Date Posted ATS Date Production Date
CUv14.0 11/10/2016 12/12/2016 01/06/2017


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