TY 2017 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 1065/1065-B Modernized e-file (MeF)

Notice: Historical Content

This is an archival or historical document and may not reflect current law, policies or procedures.

The links below provide information and technical guidance for Software Developers and Transmitters who are interested in developing software for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Form 1065/1065-B for Tax Year (TY) 2017. 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 1065 and 1065B can be found on the ATS Updates Page.

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 2017 Documents

Form 1065/1065-B links to TY2017 Schemas, Business Rules and Release Memos

Version Available Date ATS Date Production Date Comments
2017v5.1 02-14-2018 03-11-2018 03-18-2018

02-21-2018 Business rule updates have been provided

03-13-2018 Business rule updates have been provided

2017v5.0 12-13-2017 12-29-2017 01-08-2018 02-21-2018 Business rule updates have been provided
2017v4.0 11-02-2017

Start Date: 12-10-2017

End Date: 12-28-2017

Not Valid for Production  
2017v3.0 09-27-2017

Start Date: 10-30-2017

End Date: 12-09-2017

Not Valid for Production  
2017v2.0 08-16-2017 Not Valid for ATS Not Valid for Production  
2017v1.0 06-28-2017 Not Valid for ATS Not Valid for Production  

 

Current Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for 1065 and 1065B Modernized e-File (MeF)

Modernized e-File (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules