Tax Year 2016 Directions for Partnerships required to e file


Partnerships required to file electronically may use the following approved guidelines to prepare their income tax returns for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2016 without the need for a waiver. These directions are not all inclusive. This is a living document and it will be updated as needed. Updated sections will be identified by the date they were updated.

Partnerships should carefully review the permanent directions for electronic filing contained in Publications 4163 and 4164. Partnerships required to e-file may elect to use any or all of the following directions.

Partnerships that are e-filing may not send paper versions of any forms to be included as part of their return. Additionally, PDF may not be used for any form not listed in Section 1 below. Any deviation from these temporary directions will require a formal waiver approved by IRS. (Guidance on Waivers for Partnerships unable to Meet e-file Requirements)

TY2016 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 1065/1065-B Modernized e-File (MeF)

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Table of Contents

Please read Sections 1 through 4 carefully.

• Section 1 – Forms Allowed as PDF
• Section 2 – Information Available on Request
• Section 3 – International Forms – PDF or Paper Option
• Section 4 – Forms not required to be filed with the income tax return
• 2016 Summary Chart of Filing Directions, Listed by Form Number (PDF)