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.

2012 Grids for Record Layouts: 
Form 355    2012 pdf format of    355.pdf
Schedule A   2012 pdf format of    sched-a.pdf
Schedule B, C  2012 pdf format of    sched-bc.pdf
Schedule D,E-1   2012 pdf format of    sched-d-e-1.pdf
Schedule E   2012 pdf format of    sched-e.pdf
Schedule CD   2012 pdf format of    sched-cd.pdf
Schedule CR   2012 pdf format of    sched-cr.pdf
    
Form 355S       2012 pdf format of    355S.pdf
Schedule A   2012 pdf format of    sched-a.pdf
Schedule B, C      2012 pdf format of    sched-bc.pdf
Schedule D, E-1   2012 pdf format of    sched-d-e-1.pdf
Schedule E      2012 pdf format of    sched-e.pdf
Schedule CD      2012 pdf format of    sched-cd.pdf
Schedule CR      2012 pdf format of    sched-cr.pdf
    
Other Schedules and Forms 
Schedule F   2012 pdf format of    sched.f.pdf
Schedule EOAC   2012 pdf format of    sched. eoac.pdf
Schedule RFC      2012 pdf format of    sched. rfc.pdf
Schedule RC   2012 pdf format of    sched.rc.pdf
Form F-2   2012 pdf format of    form-f-2.pdf
Schedule H   2012 pdf format of    sched.h.pdf
Schedule H-2   2012 pdf format of    sched.h-2.pdf
Schedule E-2   2012 pdf format of    sched.e-2.pdf
Schedule S   2012 pdf format of    sched-S.pdf
Schedule SK-1   2012 pdf format of    sched-sk-1.pdf
Schedule RNW   2012 pdf format of    sched.rnw.pdf
Schedule A-1   2012 pdf format of    sched.a-1.pdf
Schedule A-2  2012 pdf format of    sched.a-2.pdf
Schedule A-3  2012 pdf format of    sched.a-3.pdf
Form EDIP   2012 pdf format of    edip.pdf
Form 355-ES    2013 pdf format of    355-es.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