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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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 B 2011 pdf format of sched. b.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule C 2011 pdf format of sched. c.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule D 2011 pdf format of sched. d.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule DI 2011 pdf format of sched. di.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E 2011 pdf format of sched. e.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-1 2011 pdf format of sched.e1.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-2 2011 pdf format of sched. e2.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-3 2011 pdf format of sched. e3.pdf
Record Layout for Schedules X, Y 2011 pdf format of sched. xy.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule Z/RF 2011 pdf format of sched. z.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule CB 2011 pdf format of sched. cb.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule INC 2011 pdf format of sched. inc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule HC 2011 pdf format of sched. hc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule HC-CS 2011 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 EOAC 2011 pdf format of sched. eoac.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule LP 2011 pdf format of sched. lp.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule SC 2011 pdf format of sched. sc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule RFC 2011 pdf format of sched. rfc.pdf
Form 1-ES Estimated Income Tax Voucher 2012 pdf format of 1-ES.pdf
Form PV, Payment Voucher 2011 pdf format of PV.pdf
Form 2-ES Estimated Fiduciary Tax Voucher 2012 pdf format of 2-ES.pdf


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