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Release Memo for Form 1041 MeF Tax Year 2015v3 1 Schema and Business Rules Package


Revised December 4, 2015


We posted the updated version 2015v3.1 of the Tax Year (TY) 2015 for Form 1041 Schemas and Business Rules.


XML Schemas

The above schemas include all tax forms and schedules for Form 1041 are posted to the Production and Assurance Testing System (ATS) charts on the website. These Schemas will be available in ATS.  The Production date is being finalized and will be provided at a later date. 

The schema version 2015v3.1 is a minor schema version change.

All changes to the schemas can be found in the “Diff” files. The "DIFF" Files for the 1041 Forms identify the changes from the TY2015v3.0 Schema package to the TY2015v3.1 Schema package. 

Business Rules

The 1041 MeF Forms 2015v3.1 Business Rules have been posted in two (2) formats that contain identical information: Adobe (.pdf) and Comma Separated Values (.csv).


Software Developers are not required to retest when there are schema changes (minor or major). However, we strongly recommend you use ATS to retest when you update your software with new schema changes.

If you have any questions about the Schemas or Business Rules, please send your inquiry to the MeF Mailbox.


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