Software Developer's Information
Our Software Developer's Information area is designed to provide information for tax software developers who are interested in electronic filing, 2D barcoding and/or recreating substitute forms for the Commonwealth. Click on the links to the left or below for additional information.
Announcements and Important Dates
The IRS plans to conduct its annual Labor Day Power Outage beginning Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. and ending on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The MeF Systems (Production and ATS) will not be available during this time. All times shown in this communication are in Eastern Time Zone.
- TY2014 IMF and BMF schemas are being developed and drafts should be released shortly.
- Work is underway on the TY2014 Reject Codes.
- Work is underway on the KY Publication 1345, 4163 & 4164.
- Work is underway on the 2D Developer's Software Guide, barcode file layouts, mapped forms and test scenarios.
- Forms Committee meetings for tax year 2014 for are underway. See the Substitute Forms site for a posting of drafts as they become available.
- TY2013 BMF Production Start Up is scheduled for 1/13/2014. KY delayed our BMF Production start date to May 6, 2014.
- Tax Year 2013 Form 720 MeF ATS test scenarios have been posted. Kentucky BMF ATS start date 3/26/2014.
- TY2013 IMF ATS end date 3/31/2014
- TY2013 v1.2 Form 720 Schema posted on 2/25/2014. Please see the Corporate Income Tax section on the Modernized Electonic Filing web page (link found below).
- TY2013 v1.1 Form 720 Schema posted on 1/15/2014.
- Tax Year 2013 for IMF began 1/31/2014.
- Tax Year 2012 MeF ended on 11/23/2013.
- Tax Year 2013 ATS began 11/4/2013 for Forms 740/740-NP.
- The interest rate for 2014 will remain the same as the past two years.
- What's New for Tax Year 2013? [PDF 32K] (Revised 10-30-2013)
- TY2013 IMF ATS scenarios were posted on 10/14/2013.
- TY2013 Form 740/740-NP draft schema, business rules, reject codes, Publication 4164 posted on 10/8/2013.
- 2D Barcode tests were posted 8/28/2013. Testing began 9/3/2013.
Link directs you to information about Kentucky's electronic filing program including the ATS test returns, state schemas, business rules, reject codes, KY Publication 4163 and KY Publication 4164.
Business Income Tax contact: DawnM.Terry@ky.gov
Individual Income Tax contact: AudreyJ.Terry@ky.gov
Link directs you to information for developing substitute income tax forms and approval listings.
Department of Revenue contact information for each type tax is included in the Substitute Forms Design document.
Please see the Substitute Forms Design Document for contact information.
Link directs you to the current year 2D barcode information including file layouts, barcode specifications manual, mapped forms, test returns and software approval list.
2D Barcode contact: AudreyJ.Terry@ky.gov