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.

2013 Grids for Record Layouts: 
Form 355  2013 pdf format of Form 355
Schedule A   2013 pdf format of Schedule A
Schedule B, C  2013 pdf format of Schedule B, C
Schedule D,E-1   2013 pdf format of Schedule D, E-1
Schedule E   2013 pdf format of Schedule E
Schedule CR  2013 pdf format of Schedule CR
    
Form 355S       2013 pdf format of Form 355S
Schedule A   2013 pdf format of Schedule A
Schedule B, C      2013 pdf format of Schedule B, C
Schedule D, E-1   2013 pdf format of Schedule D, E-1
Schedule E      2013 pdf format of Schedule E
Schedule CR  2013 pdf format of Schedule CR
    
Other Schedules and Forms 
Schedule F   2013 pdf format of Schedule F
Schedule EOAC   2013 pdf format of Schedule EOAC
Schedule RFC      2013 pdf format of Schedule RFC
Schedule RC   2013 pdf format of Schedule RC
Schedule H   2013 pdf format of Schedule H
Schedule H-2   2013 pdf format of Schedule H-2
Schedule S   2013 pdf format of Schedule S
Schedule SK-1   2013 pdf format of Schedule SK-1
Schedule RNW   2013 pdf format of Schedule RNW
Schedule A-1   2013 pdf format of Schedule A-1
Schedule A-2  2013 pdf format of Schedule A-2
Schedule A-3  2013 pdf format of Schedule A-3
Form EDIP   2013 pdf format of Form EDIP
Form 355-ES    2014 pdf format of 355-ES
Updated 1/10/14

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