Release Memo for Form 94x Modernized e-File (MeF) Quarterly Forms (2019v1.0)


September 3, 2019

MeF 94x Stakeholders:

The 94x Quarterly Forms Schemas and Business Rules for Tax Year 2019, which included updates to the efileAttachments, efileTypes and Return Header, were made available on May 17, 2018. A Business Rule Change Page for Form 941 quarterly forms will be made available on September 3, 2019. These Schemas and Business Rules will be used in ATS. The Production date is being finalized and will be provided at a later date.

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.

XML Schemas

The "Diff" Files for the 94x Quarterly Forms identify the changes from the Tax Year 2018v1.0 Schema package to the Tax Year 2019v1.0 Schema package.

Business Rules

The 94x Quarterly Forms 2019v1.0 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 and Business Rules, please send your inquiry to the
MeF Mailbox.

Tax Year 2019 94x MeF Schemas and Business Rules Page

Modernized e-File (MeF) Program Information Page