Release Memo for Prior Year Schemas and Business Rules Updated with XML Standardization Change Version 5 0
September 05, 2014
As notified in the Quick Alert issued June 25, 2014, Prior Year Schemas and a Business Rules Package
containing XML standardization changes impacting the manifest are being posted. These changes will be
in effect November 2014 for ATS and January 2015 for production.
The following prior year schema packages containing diff files for efileAttachments.xsd,
efileMessageCommon.xsd, and efileMessageIFA.xsd are being posted:
• 1040x_2012v5.0, 1040x_2013v6.0
• 1065x_2012v3.0, 1065x_2013v5.0
• 1120x_2012v3.0, 1120x_2013v4.0, 7004_2013v4.0
• 720_2013Q1v3.0, 720_2013Q2v3.0, 720_2013Q3v2.0, 720_2013Q4v2.0, 2290_2013v3.0,
8849_2013v3.0, 720_2014Q1v2.0, 720_2014Q2v3.0, 720_2014Q3v3.0, 720_2014Q4v3.0,
2290_2014v3.0, and 8849_2014v2.0
• 94xAnnual_2013v6.0, 941xQuarterly_2013v6.0, 941xQuarterly_2014v3.0
• 990N_2012v2.0, 990x_2012v3.0, 1120POL_2012v2.0, 990N_2013v3.0, 990x_2013v4.0,
Please note that 2350, 9465, 56, and 4868 prior year schemas are not impacted by XML
standardization changes as these are extension forms (1040x) or Continuous Use schemas.
Extensions are not accepted for prior years and Continuous Use forms must use the latest version
of the schema available for production.
On August 1st we posted the 16 business rules that were impacted by XML standardization.
On September 5, 2014, we are posting the full package for the Form 1041 that includes the
16 updated rules. The updated rules package will be used for ATS begins in November 3, 2014
and in Production in January, 2015.
If you have any questions about the Schemas or Business Rules, please send your inquiry to the MeF Mailbox.