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TY 2016 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 1065/1065-B 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 (MeF) Form 1065/1065-B 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 1065 and 1065B can be found on the ATS Updates Page.

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

TY2016 Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for Form 1065/1065-B Modernized e-File
Version Available Date ATS Date Production Date
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

 

Current Valid XML Schemas and Business Rules for 1065 and 1065B Modernized e-File (MeF)

Modernized e-File (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 18-Nov-2016