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Acceptable Forms

We accept e-file for the current year and two prior year tax returns. For example, for the processing year 2018, we accept tax returns for tax years 2017, 2016, and 2015.

See the complete list of acceptable forms and schedules for MeF, including the maximum number of each type allowed per return.

Schemas and Business Rules

  • Schemas and business rules are available to Authorized Users. Please contact the e-file coordinator with the Company Name, your Name, Authorized User role and ETIN to request Tax Year 2017 Schemas.

Individual e-file Publications

Individual e-file Calendar- Tax Year 2017

Stand-Alone Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)

    Beginning January 2017, taxpayers and tax practitioners will have the ability to submit an Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) request for extension and estimate payments using tax preparation software. These payment requests will be accepted as "stand-alone", and can be submitted separately from the e-filed return. The return can be filed at a later date. Contact your software provider to see if they support "Stand-Alone" EFW payments.

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Last Updated: 10.24.2018


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