Grids are provided for the reproduction of DOR's scannable tax forms. These are a 6 lines per vertical inch and 10 characters per horizontal inch spacing grid provided by DOR specifying the exact field placement of all OCR-readable fields. Scannable tax forms submitted to DOR for approval must adhere to the field placement provided for in the grids and must also adhere to the specifications set forth in the Corporate Excise Tax Software Developers Guide, which will be updated with corporate form specifications.

2009 Corporate Schema zip format of R1v7.0.5.zip

2009 (Part 1) Corporate Excise Third Party Vendor Guidelines doc format of Corp2D_2009_Part1.doc doc format of Corp2D_2009_Part2.doc
2009 (Part 3) Corporate Excise Third Party Vendor Guidelines doc format of Corp2D_2009_Part3.doc doc format of Corp2D_2009_Part4.doc file size 1MB


Test Cases

2009 Form 355 - Test Case 1 pdf format of 355_Test_1.pdf file size 1MB pdf format of 355_Test_2.pdf file size 2MB  
2009 Form 355S - Test Case 1 pdf format of 355_S_Test_1.pdf file size 4MB pdf format of 355_S_Test_2.pdf file size 2MB  
 






Grids for Record Layouts:

Form 355 (Edited 11/13/09) 2009 pdf format of 355.pdf
Schedule A (Edited 11/13/09) 2009 pdf format of sched_a.pdf
Schedule B, C 2009 pdf format of sched_bc.pdf
Schedule D,E-1 2009 pdf format of sched_d_e_1.pdf
Schedule E 2009 pdf format of sched_e.pdf
Schedule CD 2009 pdf format of sched_cd.pdf
Schedule CR 2009 pdf format of sched_cr.pdf

 



Form 355S (Edited 11/13/09) 2009 pdf format of 355S.pdf
Schedule A 2009 pdf format of sched_a.pdf
Schedule B, C 2009 pdf format of sched_bc.pdf
Schedule D, E-1 2009 pdf format of sched_d_e_1.pdf
Schedule E 2009 pdf format of sched_e.pdf
Schedule CD 2009 pdf format of sched_cd.pdf
Schedule CR 2009 pdf format of sched_cr.pdf

 

Other Schedules and Forms 
Form 355-ES (OCR Readable Version) 2010 pdf format of 355_compgen.pdf
Schedule F 2009 pdf format of sched_f.pdf
Schedule RC (Edited 11/13/09) 2009 pdf format of sched_rc.pdf
Form F-2 2009 pdf format of form_f_2.pdf
Schedule H (Edited 12/21/09) 2009 pdf format of sched_h.pdf
Schedule H-2 (edited 12/9/09) 2009 pdf format of sched_h_2.pdf
Schedule E-2 2009 pdf format of sched_e_2.pdf
Schedule S 2009 pdf format of sched_s.pdf
Schedule SK-1 (Edited 11/13/09) 2009 pdf format of sched_sk_1.pdf
Schedule RNW 2009 pdf format of sched_rnw.pdf
Schedule A-1 2009 pdf format of sched_a_1.pdf
Schedule A-2 2009 pdf format of sched_a_2.pdf
Schedule A-3 2009 pdf format of sched_a_3.pdf

 

2D Specs for Corporate Returns 

Part 1, (Draft as of 10/16/09)

2009 doc format of Corp2D_2009_Part1.doc

Part 2, (Draft as of 10/16/09)

2009 doc format of Corp2D_2009_Part2.doc

Part 3, (Draft as of 10/16/09)

2009 doc format of Corp2D_2009_Part3.doc

Part 4, (Draft as of 10/16/09)

2009 doc format of Corp2D_2009_Part4.doc file size 1MB



2009 Corporate Change Log

Form 355
Page 1: Line 20. Keying arrow removed.
Page 2: Lines 15, 17, 18. These lines are new. Subsequent lines renumbered.

Schedule CR
Lines 12-1 4. These credits are new this year.

Form 355S
Page 1: New line 5. Subsequent lines renumbered.
Page 2: Lines 18, 20, 21. These lines are new. Subsequent lines renumbered.

Schedule H
This schedule has been completely redesigned. EOAC carry forward credits previously tracked on Schedule H will now be tracked on Schedule EOAC.

Schedule RC
Page 2: Lines 22-24 - Deleted.

Schedule SK-1
Page 1: Lines 4k through 4o are new.
New line inserted for shareholder type above line1.
Lines 5 through 9 moved to page 2.
Page 3: (Pass-through Entity Payment and Credit Information):
Entire page is new.

10/27/09 Edit
Page 1: Line 4l. Dairy credit deleted.
Subsequent lines re-lettered.

11-13-09 Edits
Form 355
Page 1, line 4: Keying arrow added.

Schedule A
Page 2, lines 29 & 30: Keying arrow added.

Form 355S
Page 1, line 4: Keying arrow added.

Schedule H
Page 1, Registration Section (tax type): Keying arrow added.
Page 1, line 8: Keying arrow added.

Schedule RC
Page 1, lines 13 & 14: Keying arrows added.

Schedule SK-1
Page 3, declaration election code: insurance company and exempt corporate limited partner deleted.

12-09-09 Edit
Schedule H-2
Bubbles for EOA and VP added.

12-21-09 Edit
Schedule H
Page 1, line 17: bubble for Massachusetts added.


General Information:

Obvious year end dates have been updated (plus 1).
These changes are highlighted on the PDFs.

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