The "Record Layouts" are provided for the reproduction of DOR's scannable tax forms. The record layout is a 6 lines per vertical inch and 10 characters per horizontal inch spacing grid provided by DOR specifying the exact placement of all OCR-readable fields. Scannable tax forms submitted to DOR for approval must adhere to the record layouts 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.

The Software Developers Guide and Test Case Data for Form 355, Form 355C and Form 355S will post in mid-November.




Grids for Record Layouts:
Form 355, 2-D Record Layout

Schedule A, 2-D Record Layout (2/28/06)

Schedule B, C 2-D Record Layout

Schedule D, E-1, 2-D Record Layout

Schedule E-D Record Layout

Schedules CD, 2-D Record Layout

Form 355-ES, OCR Readable Version

2005 pdf format of 355_es.pdf

Test Case Data for Form 355 (12/29/05)

<strong>2005</strong> pdf format of U355_2Dtestcase_2005.pdf

Form 355C, 2-D Record Layout

Schedule A, 2-D Record Layout (2/28/06)

Schedule B, C, 2-D Record Layout

Schedule D, E-1, 2-D Record Layout

Schedule CD, 2-D Record Layout

Schedule CG, 2-D Record Layout

Schedule E-CG 2-D Record Layout

Test Case Data for Form 355C (12/29/05)

2005 pdf format of U355C_2Dtestcase_2005.pdf

Form 355S, 2-D Record Layout

Schedule A, 2-D Record Layout (2/28/06)

Schedule B, C, 2-D Record Layout

Schedule D, E-1, 2-D Record Layout

Schedule E, 2-D Record Layout

Schedule CD, 2-D Record Layout

Test Case Data for Form 355S (12/29/05)

2005 pdf format of U355S_2Dtestcase_2005.pdf

Schedule F, 2-D Record Layout
Schedule RC, 2-D Record Layout
Schedule RC-A, 2-D Record Layout
Form F-2, 2-D Record Layout
Schedule H, 2-D Record Layout
Schedule H-2, 2-D Record Layout
Schedule E-2, 2-D Record Layout
Schedule S, 2-D Record Layout
Schedule SK-1, 2-D Record Layout
Schedule A-1, 2-D Record Layout
Schedule A-2, 2-D Record Layout
Schedule A-3, 2-D Record Layout
Schedule E-3, 2-D Record Layout
2D Specs for Corporate Returns, Part 1

2005 pdf format of Cp05_2DSpcs_P1.pdf

2D Specs for Corporate Returns, Part 2

2005 pdf format of Cp05_2DSpcs_P2.pdf

2D Specs for Corporate Returns, Part 3A2005 pdf format of Cp05_2DSpcs_P3a.pdf
2D Specs for Corporate Returns, Part 3B2005 pdf format of Cp05_2DSpcs_P3b.pdf

Changes to Record Layouts (November 28, 2005)

Schedule F, Line 5: keying arrow deleted

The following changes have been made since the October 28 th posting.

Form 355, Excise Calculation, page 2, line 16: solar heat credit added, box count changed.

Schedule B, line 15: keying arrow deleted.

Schedule E, lines 1, 3 and 8: negative response boxes added.

lines 21 and 22: keying arrow added.

Form 355C, Excise Calculation, page 2, line 16: solar heat credit added, box count changed.

Schedule B, line 15: keying arrow deleted.

Schedule E-CG, lines 1, 3 and 8: negative response boxes added.

lines 21 and 22: keying arrow added.

Form 355S, Registration Section, page 1, lines 4 and 7: keying arrows deleted.

Excise Calculation, page 2, line 19: solar heat credit added, box count changed.

Schedule B, lines 7 and 15: keying arrow deleted.

Schedule E, lines 1, 3 and 8: negative response boxes added.

lines 21 and 22: keying arrow added.

Schedule F: Business Location Section: 1 response line deleted.

New line 3a.

Previously numbered lines 3a through 3f are now numbered 3b through 3g.

Schedule SK-1, line 4h: additional text for solar heat credit.

All grids (all pages), line 62: field added for a date/time stamp. See the 2D specs for further information.

February 28, 2006 Edit
Schedule A, line 31: negative response box added.












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