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."

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. 

2011 Record Layouts for Form 1 and Schedules 
Record Layout for Form 1 (updated 9.20; changes noted on file)2011 pdf format of    form 1.pdf
Record Layout for Form 1-NR/PY (updated 9.20; changes noted on file)2011 pdf format of    form 1-nr_py.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule B2011 pdf format of    sched. b.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule C2011 pdf format of    sched. c.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule D2011 pdf format of    sched. d.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule DI2011 pdf format of    sched. di.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E2011 pdf format of    sched. e.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-12011 pdf format of    sched.e1.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-22011 pdf format of    sched. e2.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-32011 pdf format of    sched. e3.pdf
Record Layout for Schedules X, Y2011 pdf format of    sched. xy.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule Z/RF2011 pdf format of    sched. z.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule CB2011 pdf format of    sched. cb.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule INC2011 pdf format of    sched. inc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule HC2011 pdf format of    sched. hc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule HC-CS2011 pdf format of    sched. hc-cs.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule EC (updated 9.20; changes noted on file)2011 pdf format of    sched. ec.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule EOAC2011 pdf format of    sched. eoac.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule LP2011 pdf format of    sched. lp.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule SC2011 pdf format of    sched. sc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule RFC2011 pdf format of    sched. rfc.pdf
Form 1-ES Estimated Income Tax Voucher2012 pdf format of    1-ES.pdf
Form PV, Payment Voucher2011 pdf format of    PV.pdf
Form 2-ES Estimated Fiduciary Tax Voucher2012 pdf format of    2-ES.pdf


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