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) 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.

Tax Year 2018 Documents

Release Memo Schema Version ATS Date Production Date Comments
05/17/2018 2018v2.0 10/29/2018 01/08/2019

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
CUv21.0 07/23/2019 Start: 11/04/2019
Start: 01/07/2020
CUv20.0 10/17/2018

Start: 12/09/2018
End: 10/15/2019

Start: 01/08/2019
End: 01/06/2020

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