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Tax Year 2016 Valid XML, Schemas and Business Rules for Form 720 Modernized e-File (MeF)

The following links provide information and technical guidance for Software Developers and Transmitters who are interested in developing software for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Form 720 for Tax Year (TY) 2016. Included are the XML Schemas, Business Rules, Release Memorandum and specific instructions.

Developers and other Authorized IRS e-file Providers can find information on e-filing returns through MeF in the Publication 4163 and Publication 4164.  Test Scenarios for Form 720 can be found on the Modernized e-File (MeF) Assurance Testing System (ATS) Updates page located on irs.gov.


XML Schemas, Business Rules and Release 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 (ATS) and Production.

Tax Year 2016 Documents

Tax Year 2016 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 720 Modernized e-File (MeF)

Release Memo Schema Version ATS Date Production Date Business Rules
07/26/2016 Q1v3.0
Q2v2.0
Q3v2.0
Q4v2.0
Start Date:10/31/2016 10/31/2016 Q1v3.0
Q2v2.0
Q3v2.0
Q4v2.0
06/19/2016 Q2.1.1
Q3v1.1
Q4v1.1
Start Date:06/19/16
End Date:10/30/2016
7/01/2016 Q2v1.1
Q3v1.1
Q4v1.1
12/04/2015 Q1v2.0
Q2v1.0
Q3v1.0
Q4v1.0
Start Date:12/28/15
End Date:06/18/2016
1/09/2016 Q1v2.0
Q2v1.0
Q3v1.0
Q4v1.0
Business Rule Change Page (05022016)
09/08/2015 Q1v1.1 Start Date:11/02/15
End Date:12/27/15
Not Valid for Production Q1v1.1
07/20/2015 Q1v1.0 Not Valid for ATS Not Valid for Production Q1v1.0

 

Form 9465

Version Date Posted ATS Date Production Date
CUv10.0 08/06/2015 11/02/15 Not Valid for Production

 

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