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Modernized Electronic Filing (MeF)

Kentucky participates in the modernized e-file (MeF) program in conjunction with the IRS.  Below are details of the programs supported.

KY MEF Status

Individual Income Tax MeF (IMF) Production Status:  Operational

We are current on downloading and receipting submissions for 4/17/2014.  We have acknowledged all submissions that were downloaded through 4/14/2014. 

Individual Income Tax MeF (IMF) ATS Status:    2013 ATS testing closed on 3/31/2014

Business Income Tax MeF (BMF) Production Status:  Non-Operational (Start Date for TY2013 is May 6, 2014)

Business Income Tax MeF (BMF) ATS Status:  Operational; KYForm720 ATS start date for Tax Year 2013 is March 26, 2014.

Tax Year 2013 - Individual Income Tax

We will accept pdf documents limited to those documents that contain additional KY withholding that are not included in our schema or where your software does not support the schemas provided.  The use of pdf attachments to support the Kentucky withholding will delay the processing of the return.

MeF Publications

  • TY2013 KY Publication 4164 - Information for Fed/State Development of Modernized E-file for Individual Income Tax [PDF 227K] (Revised 03-31-2014)

Schema Packages

Kentucky will support only one schema version at a time in Production.

  • TY2013 v1.2 Form 740/740-NP Schema [ZIP 115K]  (Posted 10-25-2013)  This version is approved for ATS testing and Production.  It incorporates the TIGERS schema v5.0.

Business Rules/Reject Codes

Form 740

Form 740-NP

Testing 

The following test scenarios should be submitted for testing.  You are not limited to testing only the forms provided in the Test Scenarios. 

Form 740 ATS Test Scenarios

  • 400-00-4202 - Test B. Boone [PDF 524K] (Posted 10-10-2013)
  • 400-00-4203 - Test C. Credit-Forward [PDF 607K] (Posted 10-10-2013)
  • 400-00-4204 - Test D. Elderly [PDF 924K] (Posted 10-10-2013)
  • 400-00-4205 - Test E. Evans  [PDF 1021K] (Posted 10-10-2013)
  • 400-00-4206 - Test F. Farmer  [PDF 680K] (Posted 10-10-2013)
  • 400-00-4207 - Test G. Final  [PDF 582K] (Posted 10-10-2013)

Form 740-NP ATS Test Scenarios

  • 400-00-4208 - Test H. Smith [PDF 962K] (Revised 11-04-2013; Revised fields have been highlighted in yellow.)
  • 400-00-4209 - Test J. Jones [PDF 1004K] (Revised 11-07-2013; Revised amount has been highlighted in yellow.)
  • 400-00-4210 - Test K. King [PDF 870K] (Revised 10-21-2013; Revised fields have been highlighted in yellow.)

Please provide your contact information and a list of the submission ids you are submitting for review to AudreyJ.Terry@ky.gov 

Please see the Kentucky Publication 4164 for additional information.

Tax Year 2013 - Business Income Tax

MeF Publications

  • TY2013 KY Publication 4163 - Information for Fed/State Development of Modernized E-file for Corporate Income Tax [PDF 334K] (Revised 04-10-2014)

Schema Packages

Kentucky will support only one schema version at a time in Production.

  • TY2013 v1.2 Form 720 schema - [ZIP 161K] (Posted 2-25-2014) This version is approved for ATS testing and replaces v1.1 effective immediately. 
  • TY2013 v1.1 Form 720 schema - [ZIP 160K] (Posted 1-15-2014) This version is approved for ATS testing and replaces v1.0 effective immediately. 
  • TY2013 v1.0 Form 720 schema - [ZIP 162K] (Posted 1-3-2014) This version is replaced by v1.1

Reject Codes

Testing

The following test scenarios should be submitted for approval for ATS TY2013.  You are not limited to testing only the forms provided in the Test Scenarios. If you do not support a form or line found within the test scenario, do not include that data and advise of the software limitaion.

Form 720 ATS Test Scenarios

Please provide your contact information and a list of the submission ids you are submitting and any limitations for review to DawnM.Terry@ky.gov

Please see the Kentucky Publication 4163 for additional information. 

 

Approved Software List
 

Individual Income Tax:

Tax Year 2013 Software Approval List   [PDF 84K] (Revised 02-20-2014)

Business Income Tax:

Tax Year 2013 BMF Software Approval List  [PDF 169K] (Posted 04-02-2014)

 

 

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