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.

2011 Grids for Record Layouts:
Form 355 2011 pdf format of 355.pdf
Schedule A 2011 pdf format of sched_a.pdf
Schedule B, C 2011 pdf format of sched_bc.pdf
Schedule D,E-1 2011 pdf format of sched_d_e_1.pdf
Schedule E 2011 pdf format of sched_e.pdf
Schedule CD 2011 pdf format of sched_cd.pdf
Schedule CR 2011 pdf format of sched_cr.pdf
Form 355S 2011 pdf format of 355S.pdf
Schedule A 2011 pdf format of sched_a.pdf
Schedule B, C 2011 pdf format of sched_bc.pdf
Schedule D,E-1 2011 pdf format of sched_d_e_1.pdf
Schedule E 2011 pdf format of sched_e.pdf
Schedule CD 2011 pdf format of sched_cd.pdf
Schedule CR 2011 pdf format of sched_cr.pdf
Other Schedules and Forms 
Schedule F 2011 pdf format of sched_f.pdf
Schedule EOAC 2011 pdf format of sched. eoac.pdf
Schedule RFC 2011 pdf format of sched. rfc.pdf
Schedule RC 2011 pdf format of sched_rc.pdf
Form F-2 2011 pdf format of form_f_2.pdf
Schedule H 2011 pdf format of sched_h.pdf
Schedule H-2 2011 pdf format of sched_h_2.pdf
Schedule E-2 2011 pdf format of sched_e_2.pdf
Schedule S 2011 pdf format of sched_s.pdf
Schedule SK-1 2011 pdf format of sched_sk_1.pdf
Schedule RNW 2011 pdf format of sched_rnw.pdf
Schedule A-1 2011 pdf format of sched_a_1.pdf
Schedule A-2 2011 pdf format of sched_a_2.pdf
Schedule A-3 2011 pdf format of sched_a_3.pdf
Form EDIP 2011 pdf format of edip.pdf
Form 355-ES 2012 pdf format of compgen.pdf

General Information:

If you have any suggestions or comments on how to improve these forms, please contact us. Due to the volume of comments received, we will probably not be able to respond to you individually. However, we assure you that the information you provide will be taken into account to improve our forms.

Do not include any personal tax information about yourself or others (e.g., names, addresses, Social Security or employer ID numbers).

Or you may write to us at:

Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Publishing Services Office
PO Box 9554
Boston, MA 02114-9554
Attn: Forms Manager