Tax Year 2020 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 2020.

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 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 2020 Documents

Release Memo Schema Version ATS Date Production Date Comments
06/15/2020 2020v2.0 Not Valid Not Valid  
04/13/2020 2020v1.0 06/07/2020 07/01/2020  

Form 9465


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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