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TY2014 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) 2014. 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 (TY) 2014 is available in Publication 5078

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.

We have created a page to provide additional information relating to the XML standardization effort. This site includes the XML Workbooks and additional helpful items to assist in the transition process.  For more information on the XML standardization effort see the Modernized e-File MeF XML Standardization page.
 

Tax Year 2014 Documents
 

 

TY2014 Form 720 Release Memo, Schemas, Business Rules and XPath Files
Release Memo Schema Version ATS Date Production Date Business Rules XPath Files
11/19/14 Q4v3.0

Q3v3.0

Q2v3.0

Q1v2.0
11/3/2014 1/9/2015

Q4v3.0

Q3v3.0

Q2v3.0

Q1v2.0

Business Rule Changes Applicable to Prior Tax Years in PY2015
Business Rule Change Page (09222015)

 
05/29/2014 Q4v2.0

Q3v2.0

Q2v2.0
06/02/2014 07/01/2014 Q4v2.0

Q3v2.0

Q2v2.0
 
10/28/2013

Q4v1.2

Q3v1.2

Q2v1.2

Q1v1.3

 

12/16/2013 01/13/2014

Q4v1.2

Q3v1.2

Q2v1.2

Q1v1.3

 
09/16/2013

Q4v1.1

Q3v1.1

Q2v1.1

Q1v1.2

 

11/04/2013 "Not Valid for Production"

Q4v1.1

Q3v1.1

Q2v1.1

Q1v1.2

 
08/05/2013

Q4v1.0

Q3v1.0

Q2v1.0

Q1v1.1

"Not Valid for ATS" "Not Valid for Production"

Q4v1.0

Q3v1.0

Q2v1.0

Q1v1.1

Change Pages (8/14/2013)

 
08/08/2013 Q1v1.0 "Not Valid for ATS" "Not Valid for Production" Q1v1.0 XPath to XPath

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