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Software Developers Information

This page is intended as a reference for software developers. Included for download are the specifications, regulations, forms, and layouts for Electronic filing, Magnetic Media, and 2D Barcoding.

 

*** Click here for a list of Rhode Island MeF limitations. -- Updated 04/07/2014

FORMS REPRODUCTION REGULATION: View the regulation (FR03-01)
Contact information for 2013 tax forms

Links will be activated as forms become available

  • 2013 MeF Business Schema Version 1.0  (zip file) - FINAL 01/07/2014
  • 2013 MeF 1040 Schema Version 0.3  (zip file) - FINAL 01/08/2014
  • 2013 PATS/ATS 1040 - DRAFT 09/26/2013
  • 2013 Business ATS - DRAFT 10/31/2013
  • 2008 E-File Handbook (1345)
  • 2013 1040 2D Barcode Specifications    RI-1040  - DRAFT 11/19/2013   RI-1040NR - DRAFT 09/30/2013
  • 2013 1120 2D Barcode Specifications    RI-1120C - DRAFT 11/04/2013     RI-1120S - DRAFT 10/31/2013
  • 2013 1065 2D Barcode Specifications    RI-1065 - DRAFT 11/21/2013
  • Magnetic Media Specifications - W-2 & 1099 filings
  • Forms Specification for OCR - This information should be used only for scan line specs and CAR line specs. You must refer to each individual form listed below for address, artwork and other pertinent updates.
    • You must submit 25 total vouchers when requesting scan line approval. If you are submitting quarterly estimated payment vouchers for the year, submit a total of 25, not 25 vouchers per quarter. Vouchers submitted for scan line approval must be coupon sized when submitted. Do not submit full sheet of papers.
      Please take note: Sending in full 8 1/2 x 11 sheets rather than coupon sized vouchers will delay the scan line approval and may result in the submissions being returned to the sender.
    • Vouchers may be submitted at any time during the year for scan line approval ONLY (not form approval).

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES - Forms, with the exception of voucher forms, may be submitted as a PDF via email.

  • Forms with a 2D barcode:
    • Use the same test scenarios as the MeF tests.
  • Forms with a 1D barcode:
    • 1040 series - submit 1 blank form with vendor specific barcode
    • Business forms - submit 1 blank form (no data, but with vendor specific barcode) and 1 filled form
  • All other forms:
    • Submit 1 blank form
  • Vouchers:
    • See above guidelines under "Forms Specification for OCR"

FINAL VERSIONS - Updated 06/20/2014

 

Healthcare Forms

  • HCP-4 - Hospital Licensing Fee - Posted 06/20/2014

Sales and Excise - Real Estate

  • CVYT-1 - Conveyance Tax - new rate effective July 1, 2014 - Posted 06/20/2014