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Release Memo for the Tax Year 2016 Modernized e-File Schemas and Business Rules for Individual Tax Returns and Extensions

August 05, 2016

MeF Stakeholders:

The MeF Form 1040 Series Tax Year 2016v1.0 Schema and Business Rule packages are available to Authorized Users listed on e-File applications for Transmitters, Software Developers and States.  These Schema and Business Rule packages are not valid for ATS or Production.    

Please contact the MeF Mailbox with the Company Name, your Authorized User role and ETIN to request these packages.     

XML Schemas

The "Diff" Files for the Form 1040 Series identify the changes from the Tax Year 2015v3.1 schema package to the Tax Year 2016v1.0 schema package.

NEW:  The Schema Package includes Form 1040NR and supporting forms.   

Business Rules

The MeF Form 1040 Series Tax Year 2016v1.0 Business Rules are available in two formats that contain identical information: Adobe (.pdf) and Comma Separated Values (.csv).   

If you have any questions about the schemas or business rules, please send your inquiry to the MeF Mailbox.

 Tax Year 2016 Modernized e-File Schemas and Business Rules for Individual Tax Returns and Extensions

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 05-Aug-2016