The following record layouts 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 "Guide."

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2009 Personal Income Tax Software Developer's Guide - Part 1 doc format of PIT_2D_2009_Part_1.doc
2009 Personal Income Tax Software Developer's Guide - Part 2 doc format of PIT_2D_2009_Part_2.doc
file size 2MB


Test Cases

2009 Form 1 - Test Case 1 pdf format of 2009Form1_Test_1.pdf

2009 Form 1 - Test Case 2 pdf format of 2009Form1_Test_2.pdf

2009 Form NRPY - Test Case 1 pdf format of 2009NRPY_Test_1.pdf

2009 Form NRPY - Test Case 2 pdf format of 2009NRPY_Test_2.pdf


Record Layouts for Form 1 and Schedules 
Record Layout for Form 12009 pdf format of form 1.pdf
Record Layout for Form 1-NR/PY2009 pdf format of nr_py.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule B2009 pdf format of sched. b.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule C2009 pdf format of sched. c.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule D2009 pdf format of sched. d.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule DI2009 pdf format of sched. di.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E2009 pdf format of sched. e.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-12009 pdf format of sched. e-1.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-2 UPDATED DECEMBER 7, 2009 Removed "Foreign S Corp" and "Foreign Partnership" fields; removed word "Domestic" from S Corp and Partnership field description.
2009 pdf format of sched. e-2.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-32009 pdf format of sched. e-3.pdf
Record Layout for Schedules X, Y2009 pdf format of sched. xy.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule Z/RF2009 pdf format of sched. z.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule CB2009 pdf format of sched. cb.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule INC2009 pdf format of sched. inc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule HC (Updated December 14, 2009. Changes noted on file)2009 pdf format of sch. hc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule HC-CS2009 pdf format of sched. hc_cs.pdf
Form 1-ES Estimated Income Tax Voucher2010 pdf format of 1-ES.pdf
Form PV, Payment Voucher2009 pdf format of PV.pdf
Form 2-ES Estimated Fiduciary Tax Voucher2010 pdf format of 2-ES.pdf

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