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TY2015 XML Schemas and Business Rules for Exempt Organizations Modernized e-file

The links below provide information and technical guidance for software developers and transmitters who are interested in developing software for the Modernized e-File Forms 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, 990-PF, 1120-POL and 8868 for Tax Year (TY) 2015. Included are the XML Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memorandums and specific instructions. 

Developers and other Authorized IRS e-file Providers can find information on e-filing returns through MeF in Publication 4163 and Publication 4164

Test scenarios for the Form 990 family, 990-N, 1120-POL and 8868 are listed on the Exempt Organizations MeF Assurance Testing System (ATS) Test Scenarios page. General testing information can be found in Publication 5078.

Stylesheets: Forms 990/990-EZ/990-PF/1120-POL/8868 and corporate Forms 1120/1120S/7004 stylesheets can be downloaded for use in displaying XML tax return data.

Forms and Attachments Listings: The Forms and Attachments Listing for the Forms 990/990-EZ/990-PF and the Form 1120-POL can be downloaded for your use.

Known e-file issues and solutions.

 

Production & Acceptance Testing System (ATS) System - Current Valid Schemas

Form 990/990-EZ/990-PF

Links to Form 990 TY2015 Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memos
Version Date Posted ATS Dates Production Dates
2015v3.0 06-06-2016

Start Date: 10-31-2016

End Date:

Start Date: 01-06-2017

End Date:

2015v2.1

12-14-2015

11-04-2015

Start Date: 12-14-2015

End Date:  10-30-2016

Start Date: 01-09-2016

End Date: 12-26-2016

2015v2.0 09-11-2015

Start Date: 11-02-2015

End Date:  10-30-2016

Start Date: 01-09-2016

End Date:  12-26-2016

     

 

Form 990-N

Links to Form 990-N TY2015 Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memos
Version Date Posted ATS Dates Production Dates
2015v1.1(rule change) 06-06-2016

Start Date: 10-31-2016

End Date:

Start Date: 01-06-2017

End Date:

2015v1.1

12-21-2015

11-04-2015

Start Date: 12-14-2015

End Date:

Start Date: 01-09-2016

End Date:

2015v1.0

09-11-2015

07-27-2015

Start Date: 11-02-2015

End Date:

Start Date: 01-09-2016

End Date:

         

Form 1120-POL

Links to Form 1120-POL TY2015 Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memos
Version Date Posted ATS Dates Production Dates
2015v2.1(rule change) 06-06-2016

Start Date:  10-31-2016

End Date:  

Start Date:  01-06-2017

End Date:  

2015v2.1 11-04-2015

Start Date:  12-14-2015

End Date:  

Start Date:  01-09-2016

End Date:  

2015v2.0 09-11-2015

Start Date:  11-02-2015

End Date:  

Start Date:  01-09-2016

End Date:  

 

     

Form 8868

Links to Form 8868 TY2015 Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memos
Version Date Posted ATS Dates Production Dates
2015v1.1 (rule change)

06-06-2016

Start Date: 10-31-2016

End Date: 

Start Date: 01-06-2017

End Date:  

2015v1.1

12-21-2015

11-04-2015

Start Date: 12-14-2015

End Date: 

Start Date: 01-09-2016

End Date:  

2015v1.0

09-11-2015

07-27-2015

Start Date: 11-02-2015

End Date: 

Start Date: 01-09-2016

End Date: