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 1 2012 pdf format of form 1.pdf
Record Layout for Form 1-NR/PY 2012 pdf format of form 1-nr_py.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule B 2012 pdf format of sched. b.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule C 2012 pdf format of sched. c.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule D 2012 pdf format of sched. d.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule DI 2012 pdf format of sched. di.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E 2012 pdf format of sched. e.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-1 2012 pdf format of sched. e-1.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-2 2012 pdf format of sched. e-2.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule E-3 2012 pdf format of sched. e-3.pdf
Record Layout for Schedules X, Y 2012 pdf format of sched. xy.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule Z/RF 2012 pdf format of sched. z_rf.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule CB 2012 pdf format of sched. cb.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule INC 2012 pdf format of sched. inc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule HC 2012 pdf format of sched. hc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule HC-CS 2012 pdf format of sched. hc-cs.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule EC 2012 pdf format of sched. ec.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule EOAC 2012 pdf format of sched. eoac.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule LP 2012 pdf format of sched. lp.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule SC 2012 pdf format of sched. sc.pdf
Record Layout for Schedule RFC 2012 pdf format of sched. rfc.pdf
Form 1-ES Estimated Income Tax Voucher 2013 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 Voucher 2013 pdf format of 2-ES.pdf

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