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 2018 720 MeF Accepted Forms and Schedules
- Tax Year 2018 720 MeF Return Due Dates
- Tax Year 2018 Stylesheets: MeF Stylesheet
- Known e-file issues and solutions (updated 03-23-2018)
|Release Memo||Schema Version||ATS Date||Production Date||Business Rules|
|06/13/2018||06/13/2018||Business Rule Change Pages have been issued for each QTR dated 09/03/2019
|Not Valid for ATS||Not Valid for Production||
|Version||Date Posted||ATS Date||Production Date|
|CUv21.0||07/23/2019||Not Valid for ATS||Not Valid for Production|
|CUv20.0||10/17/2018||Start: 12/09/2018||Start: 01/08/2019
|Not Valid for Production|
|CUv18.0||05/17/2018||Not Valid for ATS||Not Valid for Production|