Tax Year 2017 Valid XML, Schemas and Business Rules for Form 720 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 720 for Tax Year (TY) 2017. 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 720 can be found on the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Updates page located on irs.gov.


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.

Tax Year 2017 Documents

Tax Year 2016 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 720 Modernized e-File (MeF)

 

Release Memo Schema Version ATS Date Production Date Business Rules
05/19/2017 Q4v1.4
Q3v1.4
Q2v1.4
Start Date: 06/11/2017 Start Date: 06/18/2017

Q4v1.4
Q3v1.4
Q2v1.4

Business Rule
Change Page
(02212018)

Business Rule Change Page (05192017)

02/16/2017 Q4v1.3
Q3v1.3
Q2v1.3
Q1v1.3
Start Date: 04/01/2017
End Date: 6/10/2017
Start Date: 04/01/2017
End Date: 6/17/2017
Q4v1.3
Q3v1.3
Q2v1.3
Q1v1.3
12/14/2016 Q4v1.2
Q3v1.2
Q2v1.2
Q1v1.2
Start Date:12/29/2016
End Date:04/01/2017
Start Date:01/06/2017
End date:04/01/2017
Q4v1.2
Q3v1.2
Q2v1.2
Q1v1.2
11/09/2016 Q4v1.1
Q3v1.1
Q2v1.1
Q1v1.1
Start Date:12/12/2016
End Date:12/28/2016
Not Valid for Production Q4v1.1
Q3v1.1
Q2v1.1
Q1v1.1
09/23/2016 Q4v1.0
Q3v1.0
Q2v1.0
Q1v1.0
Start Date:11/07/2016
End Date:12/11/2016
Not Valid for Production Q4v1.0
Q3v1.0
Q2v1.0
Q1v1.0

 

Form 9465

Version Date Posted ATS Date Production Date
CUv20.0 10/17/2018 Start: 12/09/2018 Start: 01/08/2019
End:
CUv19.0 06/13/2018

Start: 10/29/2018
End: 12/08/2018

Not Valid for Production
CUv18.0 05/17/2018 Not Valid for ATS Not Valid for Production
CUv14.0 11/10/2016 12/12/2016 01/06/2017

 

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