2022 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for 1120, 1120S, and 1120-F 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) Forms 1120, 1120S, and 1120-F for Tax Year 2022.

Developers and other Authorized IRS e-file Providers can find information on e-filing returns through MeF in Publication 4163PDF and Publication 4164PDF. Directions for Corporations required to e-file can be found through the e-file for Large and Mid-Size Corporations website. Test Scenarios for the 1120 Form Family can be found on the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) page.

XML Schemas, Business Rules and Release Memorandum - 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 and Production.

Form 1120 Schemas and Business Rules are now distributed 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 Schemas and Business Rules packages.

Tax Year 2022 Documents

  • Tax Year 2022 1120 MeF Accepted Forms and Schedules
  • Tax Year 2022 1120 MeF Forms Attachment Listing 
  • Tax Year 2022 1120 MeF Return Due Dates 
  • Tax Year 2022 Stylesheets: MeF Stylesheets
  • Tax Year 2022 Known Issues and Solutions

Form 1120, 1120S, 1120-F links to TY2022 Release Memos

Version Available Date ATS Date Production Dates Comments
2022v2.0 07/21/2022 Not available for ATS Not available for Production Not valid for ATS and Production 
2022v1.0 06/09/2022 Not available for ATS Not available for Production Not valid for ATS and Production


Current Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for 1120/1120S/1120-F

Modernized e-File (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules