Tax Year 2018 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) 2018. 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 2018 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
06/13/2018 Q4v1.3
Q3v1.3
Q2v1.3
06/13/2018 06/13/2018 Q4v1.3
Q3v1.3
Q2v1.3
02/14/2018 Q4v1.2
Q3v1.2
Q2v1.2
Q1v1.2
3/11/18 3/18/18

Q4v1.2
Q3v1.2
Q2v1.2
Q1v1.2
Business Rule
Change Page
(02212018)

09/27/2017

Q4v1.1
Q3v1.1
Q2v1.1
Q1v1.1

10/30/2017 01/08/2018 Q4v1.1
Q3v1.1
Q2v1.1
Q1v1.1
05/19/2017 Q4v1.0
Q3v1.0
Q2v1.0
Q1v1.0
Not Valid for ATS 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

 

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