Technical New MeF Business Returns Schemas and Business Rules are Available

June 15, 2020 IRS Newsroom Tax

Attention: Software Developers, Return Transmitters and Authorized IRS e-file Providers/EROs

Software Developers and State organizations may access and download Schemas and Business Rules from their e-Services mailbox. To access these files, you must have an active e-Services account and be listed on an e-File application with the provider option of Software Developer or State. The Software Developer provider option must have associated tax type(s) 720, 94x, 990-N, 990x, 1041, 1065, 1120, 1120-POL, 2290, 7004, 8849 and/or 8868.

Tax Year 2020 / Processing Year 2021 Schemas and Business Rules are available.

Schemas and Business Rules:

  • Form 720                TY2020v1.3 Q2-Q4
  • Form 720                TY2021v1.0 Q1-Q4
  • Form 94x                TY2020v1.1 Q2-Q4
  • Form 990-N            TY2020v1.0
  • Form 990x              TY2020v1.0 
  • Form 1041              TY2020v1.0
  • Form 1065              TY2020v1.0
  • Form 1120              TY2020v1.0
  • Form 1120-POL     TY2020v1.0
  • Form 2290              TY2020v2.0
  • Form 7004              TY2020v1.0
  • Form 8849              TY2021v1.0
  • Form 8868              TY2020v1.0

Please visit the Modernized e-file (MeF) Schemas and Business Rules page on for more information about MeF Schemas and Business Rules.

You may have more than one message in your account. Please open all of them to find the set you would like to download. Messages remain for 30 days then are purged. If you have the appropriate role and do not have these files available for download in your e-Services mailbox within 48 hours, please contact the MeF Mailbox with the Company Name, ETIN and Schema Package(s) with Tax Year needed.

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