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. 

2012 Record Layouts for Form 1 and Schedules
Record Layout for Form 12012 pdf format of    form 1.pdf
Record Layout for Form 1-NR/PY2012 pdf format of    form 1-nr_py.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule B2012 pdf format of    sched. b.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule C2012 pdf format of    sched. c.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule D2012 pdf format of    sched. d.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule DI2012 pdf format of    sched. di.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E2012 pdf format of    sched. e.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-12012 pdf format of    sched. e-1.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-22012 pdf format of    sched. e-2.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-32012 pdf format of    sched. e-3.pdf
Record Layout for Schedules X, Y2012 pdf format of    sched. xy.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule Z/RF2012 pdf format of    sched. z_rf.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule CB2012 pdf format of    sched. cb.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule INC2012 pdf format of    sched. inc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule HC2012 pdf format of    sched. hc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule HC-CS2012 pdf format of    sched. hc-cs.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule EC2012 pdf format of    sched. ec.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule EOAC2012 pdf format of    sched. eoac.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule LP2012 pdf format of    sched. lp.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule SC2012 pdf format of    sched. sc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule RFC2012 pdf format of    sched. rfc.pdf
Form 1-ES Estimated Income Tax Voucher2013 pdf format of    1-ES.pdf
Form PV, Payment Voucher (updated 11.14; PO Box changed to 7002)2012 pdf format of    PV.pdf
Form 2-ES Estimated Fiduciary Tax Voucher2013 pdf format of    2-ES.pdf

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