May 17, 2018
MeF 94x Stakeholders:
We are providing the 94x Annual Form Schemas and Business Rules for Tax Year 2018 which contain tax year updates. The dates for when these Schemas and Business Rules will be available in the Assurance Testing System (ATS) and the Production system will be announced later.
The distribution of MeF Schemas and Business Rules is now through the Registered User Portal and your e-services mailbox. This mailbox is part of the Secure Object Repository (SOR). Users will access their mailbox in their existing e-services account to pick up the Schema and Business Rules packages.
To receive the distribution of Schema and Business Rule packages you must have an active e-services account and be listed on an e-File application with the provider option of Software Developer. Your role on the e-File Application must be Principal, Responsible Official or a Delegated User with MeF authorities. If you are a registered user in e-services and are listed on a State e-File application, you will receive this distribution.
We encourage you to review your e-File application now to verify you have the appropriate role and to verify you have access to your e-services account.
Note: You can access the login page, register for e‐services, reset your password and make changes to your existing account on e-Services Online Tools for Tax Professionals.
The "Diff" Files for the 94x Annual Forms identify the changes from the Tax Year 2017v3.1 Schema package to the Tax Year 2018v1.0 Schema package.
The 94x Annual Forms 2018v1.0 Business Rules are available in two (2) formats that contain identical information: Adobe (.pdf) and Comma Separated Values (.csv).
If you have any questions about these Schemas or Business Rules, please send your inquiry to the MeFmailbox@irs.gov.