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2016 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for 1120, 1120S, 1120-F, and 7004 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 Forms 1120, 1120S, 1120-F and 7004 for Tax Year 2016. 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. 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 family and the 7004 can be found on the ATS Updates Page.  

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.

 

Tax Year 2016 Documents

Form 1120, 1120S, 1120-F links to TY2016 Schemas, Business Rules, and Release Memos
Version Available Dates ATS Dates Production Dates
2016v4.0
 
11-10-2016 12-12-2016 Not Valid for Production
2016v3.0 09-23-2016 11-07-2016 Not Valid for Production
 
2016v2.0
 
08-15-2016 Not Valid for ATS Not Valid for Production

2016v1.0

07-26-2016

Not Valid for ATS
 

Not Valid for Production
 
Form 7004 links to TY2016 Schemas, Business Rules, and Release Memos
Version Available Dates ATS Date Production Date
2016v3.0
 
11-10-2016 12-12-2016 Not Valid for Production
2016v2.0 09-23-2016 11-07-2016 Not Valid for Production
 
2016v1.0
 
08-15-2016 Not Valid for ATS

Not Valid for Production

Current Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for 1120/1120S/1120-F and 7004

Modernized e-File (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 18-Nov-2016