Tax Year 2018 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) 2018.

Form 2290 Schemas and Business Rules Distribution is now through the Registered User Portal and your e-services mailbox. This mailbox is part of the Secure Object Repository (SOR). Users will access their mailbox in their existing e-services account to pick up the Schema and Business Rules packages. Refer to the Release Memorandum for specific instructions.

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

XML Schemas, Business Rules and Release Memos — 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 2018 Documents

Release Memo Schema Version ATS Date Production Date Comments
05/17/2018 2018v2.0

Start: 10/29/2018

End: TBD

Start: 01/08/2019

End: TBD

Business Rules Change Page dated 09/03/2019

Business Rules Change Page dated 07/22/2020

Form 9465

Version Date Posted ATS Date Production Date
CUv24.0 10/27/2020 Start: 11/22/2020
End: TBD

Start: 02/12/2021
End: TBD

CUv23.0 09/02/2020 Start: 11/02/2020
End: 11/21/2020
Not Valid for Production
CUv22.0 07/22/2020 Not Valid for ATS Not Valid for Production
CUv21.0 07/23/2019 Start: 11/04/2019
End: 11/01/2020
Start: 01/07/2020
End: 02/11/2021

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