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TY 2017 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 8849 Modernized e-file (MeF)

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 8849 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 Form 8849 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

TY2017 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 8849 Modernized e-File
Version Available Date ATS Date Production Date
2017v3.0 05-19-2017 06-11-2017 06-18-2017
2017v2.1 11-10-2016 12-12-2016 01-06-2017
2017v2.0 09-23-2016 11-07-2016 Not Valid for Production
2017v1.0 07-26-2016 Not Valid for ATS                    
 
Not Valid for Production                 
 

Current Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 8849

Modernized e-File (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules