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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 2014 tax forms

Links will be activated as forms become available

  • 2014 MeF Business Schema Version 1.0  (zip file)
  • 2014 MeF 1040 Schema Version 0.1  (zip file) - DRAFT 11/21/2014
  • 2014 PATS/ATS 1040 - 11/25/2014
  • 2014 Business ATS
  • 2008 E-File Handbook (1345)
  • 2014 1040 2D Barcode Specifications    RI-1040  - DRAFT 11/21/2014 RI-1040NR - DRAFT 11/21/2014
  • 2014 1120 2D Barcode Specifications    RI-1120C - RI-1120S -
  • 2014 1065 2D Barcode Specifications    RI-1065 -
  • 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 - Updated 9/11/2014:
    • 1040 series - submit 1 blank form (no data, but with vendor specific barcode) and 1 filled form
    • 1040C series - submit 1 blank form (no data, but with vendor specific barcode) and 1 filled form
    • 1041 series - submit 1 blank form (no data, but with vendor specific barcode) and 1 filled form
    • 1096 series - submit 1 blank form (no data, but with vendor specific barcode) and 1 filled form
    • Business forms - submit 1 blank form (no data, but with vendor specific barcode) and 1 filled form
    • Compliance & Collections forms - submit 1 blank form (no data, but with vendor specific barcode) and 1 header-only filled form
    • Miscellaneous forms - submit 1 blank form (no data, but with vendor specific barcode) and 1 header-only filled form
    • 1120 series - submit 1 blank form with vendor specific barcode
  • All other forms:
    • Submit 1 blank form
  • Vouchers:
    • See above guidelines under "Forms Specification for OCR"

FINAL VERSIONS - Updated 11/10/2014

 

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

Withholding

DRAFT VERSIONS - Updated 11/22/2014

Please note: Draft versions cannot be submitted for approval prior to being posted as final.
Voucher forms with a scanline may be submitted for scanline approval ONLY prior to being posted as final.
Voucher forms must still be submitted for form approval once posted as final.

Bank Deposits, Bank Excise, Insurance, Publice Service and Surplus Lines Series - Updated 11/22/2014

The following forms will not be updated for tax year 2014:

  • BUS-EST
  • BUS-EXT
  • BUS-V
  • T-71SP - Grid version - Posted 11/22/2014
  • 1040 Series - Updated 11/10/2014 - Links will become active as forms are posted. Grid versions coming.

    1040C Series - Posted 11/10/2014 - Grid versions coming.

    1041 Series - Updated 11/10/2014 - Links will become active as forms are posted. Grid versions coming.

    1096PT Series - Posted 11/10/2014 - Grid versions coming.

    Corporate Series - Posted 11/10/2014

    Compliance & Collections forms - Posted 11/10/2014 - Grid versions coming.

    • RI-656 - Offer in Compromise - Posted 11/10/2014
    • RI-9465 - Installment Agreement Request - Posted 11/10/2014

    Miscellaneous forms - Posted 11/10/2014 - Grid versions coming.

    • RI-2848 - Power of Attorney - Posted 11/10/2014
    • RI-4292 - Application for Award of Litigation Expenses - Posted 11/10/2014