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2015 XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 1041 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 1041 for Tax Year 2015. Included are the XML Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memorandums and specific instructions.

XML Schemas, Business Rules and 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 and Production.

Known Issues and Solutions 

Tax Year 2015 Form 1041 Accepted Forms & Schedules

Tax Year 2015 Form 1041 Return Due Dates 

Tax Year 2015 1041 Forms and Attachments

1041 MeF Program - Did You Know?  You'll find additional information about the 1041 MeF program including guidance on resolving the most common rejects.


Posted Date


XML Documents

ATS Dates

Production Dates

12/4/2015 2015v3.1 Release Memorandum
Business Rules

Business Rules Change Page

(Updated 01/03/16)
Business Rules Change Page

(Updated 03/29/16)
Business Rules Change Page (Updated 2/2/2017)
Business Rules Change Page
(Updated 2/3/2017)
Start Date: December 28, 2015
End Date:
January 9, 2016
10/29/2015 2015v3.0 Release Memorandum
Business Rules
Start Date: December 14, 2015
End Date: December 27, 2015
Not Valid for Production
09/08/2015 2015v2.0 Release Memorandum Business Rules
Start Date: November 2, 2015
End Date: December 13, 2015
Not Valid for Production
07/20/2015 2015v1.0 

Release Memorandum
Business Rules

Not Valid for ATS

Not Valid for Production


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