Exempt Organization Software Developers

We have posted updated XML Schemas and Business Rules for the following EO forms for Tax Year 2014 (Processing Year 2015).  

Tax Year 2014 Schema Versions

  • Form 990x (990, 990-EZ, 990-PF) -- TY2014v.4.0
  • Form 1120-POL -- TY2014v4.0

The schema and business rules for all forms will be operational in ATS on December 16, 2014, and in Production in January 2015. 

XML Schemas

The schemas are posted by form type and version number.  "Diff Files" are included that show the changes from the previous schema versions. 

Business Rules

Business Rules are posted, by form type and version number, in two different formats that contain identical information – Adobe (.pdf) and comma separated file (.csv). The rule status column identifies newly added or deleted rules.  

Key Changes


  • Form 990x: Form 990 Schedules G and H; and shared form changes.  
  • Form 1120-POL: Main 1120-POL and shared form changes. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Tiwana Holland from the EO e-file team (202) 317-8778.