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 3552011 pdf format of 355.pdf
Schedule A2011 pdf format of sched_a.pdf
Schedule B, C2011 pdf format of sched_bc.pdf
Schedule D,E-12011 pdf format of sched_d_e_1.pdf
Schedule E2011 pdf format of sched_e.pdf
Schedule CD2011 pdf format of sched_cd.pdf
Schedule CR2011 pdf format of sched_cr.pdf
Form 355S2011 pdf format of 355S.pdf
Schedule A2011 pdf format of sched_a.pdf
Schedule B, C2011 pdf format of sched_bc.pdf
Schedule D,E-12011 pdf format of sched_d_e_1.pdf
Schedule E2011 pdf format of sched_e.pdf
Schedule CD2011 pdf format of sched_cd.pdf
Schedule CR2011 pdf format of sched_cr.pdf
Other Schedules and Forms 
Schedule F2011 pdf format of sched_f.pdf
Schedule EOAC2011 pdf format of sched. eoac.pdf
Schedule RFC2011 pdf format of sched. rfc.pdf
Schedule RC2011 pdf format of sched_rc.pdf
Form F-22011 pdf format of form_f_2.pdf
Schedule H2011 pdf format of sched_h.pdf
Schedule H-22011 pdf format of sched_h_2.pdf
Schedule E-22011 pdf format of sched_e_2.pdf
Schedule S2011 pdf format of sched_s.pdf
Schedule SK-12011 pdf format of sched_sk_1.pdf
Schedule RNW2011 pdf format of sched_rnw.pdf
Schedule A-12011 pdf format of sched_a_1.pdf
Schedule A-22011 pdf format of sched_a_2.pdf
Schedule A-32011 pdf format of sched_a_3.pdf
Form EDIP2011 pdf format of edip.pdf
Form 355-ES2012 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