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.



Test Cases



Form 355Changes
Test Case 1 pdf format of 2008Form355_Test_1.pdf
Test Case 1 doc format of Changes_355Test1.doc
Test Case 2 pdf format of 2008Form355_Test_2.pdf
Test Case 2 doc format of Changes_355Test2.doc


Form 355CChanges
Test Case 1 pdf format of 2008Form35C_Test_1.pdf
Test Case 1 doc format of Changes_355Test1.doc
Test Case 2 pdf format of 2008Form35C_Test_2.pdf
Test Case 2 doc format of Changes_355-CTest2.doc


Form 355S

Changes
Test Case 1 pdf format of 2008Form355S_Test_1.pdf
 
Test Case 1 doc format of Changes_355-STest1.doc
Test Case 2 pdf format of 2008Form355S_Test_2.pdf
Test Case 2 doc format of Changes_355-STest2.doc


 



Grids for Record Layouts:

 

 

 

 

 

Form 355

2008 pdf format of 355.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule A

2008 pdf format of sched_a.pdf
 

 

 

 

 

Schedule B, C

2008 pdf format of sched_bc.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule D, E-1

2008 pdf format of sched_d_e_1.pdf
 

 

 

 

 

Schedule E

2008 pdf format of sched_e.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule CD

2008 pdf format of sched_cd.pdf
 

 

 

 

 

Schedule CR

2008 pdf format of sched_cr.pdf
 

 

 

 

 

Form 355-ES, OCR Readable Version

<strong>2009</strong> pdf format of 355_comp gen.pdf
    

Form 355C

2008 pdf format of 355C.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule A

2008 pdf format of sched_a.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule B, C

2008 pdf format of sched_bc.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule D, E-1

2008 pdf format of sched_d_e_1.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule CD

2008 pdf format of sched_cd.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule CG

2008 pdf format of sched_cg.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule CR

2008 pdf format of sched_cr.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule E-CG

2008 pdf format of sched_e_cg.pdf

 

 

 

 

Form 355S

2008 pdf format of 355S.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule A

2008 pdf format of sched_a.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule B, C

2008 pdf format of sched_bc.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule D, E-1

2008 pdf format of sched_d_e_1.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule E

2008 pdf format of sched_e.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule CD

2008 pdf format of sched_cd.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule CR

2008 pdf format of sched_cr.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule F

2008 pdf format of sched_f.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule RC

2008 pdf format of sched_rc.pdf
 

 

 

 

 

Form F-2

2008 pdf format of form_f_2.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule H2008 pdf format of sched_h.pdf
 
    

Schedule H-2

2008 pdf format of sched_h_2.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule E-2

2008 pdf format of sched_e_2.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule S

2008 pdf format of sched_s.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule SK-1

2008 pdf format of sched_sk_1.pdf
 

 

 

 

 

Schedule RNW

2008 pdf format of sched_rnw.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule A-1

2008 pdf format of sched_a_1.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule A-2

2008 pdf format of sched_a_2.pdf

 

 

 

 

Schedule A-3

2008 pdf format of sched_a_3.pdf



Draft - 2D Specs for Corporate Returns, Part 1

2008 doc format of Corp_2D_2008_Part_1.doc

 

 

 

 

Draft - 2D Specs for Corporate Returns, Part 2

2008 doc format of Corp_2D_2008_Part_2.doc
file size 1MB

 

 

 

 

Draft - 2D Specs for Corporate Returns, Part 3

2008 doc format of Corp_2D_2008_Part_3.doc
file size 1MB

 

 

 

 

Draft - 2D Specs for Corporate Returns, Part 4

2008 doc format of Corp_2D_2008_Part_4.doc
file size 1MB


2008 Corporate Change Log

General Information:

Obvious year end dates have been updated (plus 1).

These changes are highlighted on the PDFs.

The Home Energy Efficiency Credit and Solar Heat Credit are now obsolete.
 

Edits to Specific Forms and Schedules
 

All anchors on all pages:
Top left anchor moved from cell 06-04 to cell 07-05.
Top right anchor moved from cell 80-04 to cell 79-05.
Bottom left anchor moved from cell 06-61 to cell 07-60
Bottom right anchor moved from cell 80-61 to cell 79-60

2D Reserved Area on all pages:
Outer darker box moved from cell 04-40 to cell 05-39.
Inner lighter box moved from cell 05-43 to cell 07-41.

Date and time stamp on all pages:
Moved up one line, from 62 to 61. 
 
Form 355
Page 2: text moved down from cell 19 to 20
Line 6. Reference update.
Page 9: Lines 10 & 11 deleted.
Subsequent lines renumbered.
Lines 5,6,12. Reference update.

Schedule A
Page 2: text moved down from cell 19 to 20

Schedule D / E-1
Text moved down from cell 19 to 20

Schedule CD
Text moved down from cell 19 to 20

Schedule CR
Text moved down from cell 19 to 20

Form 355C
Page 2: text moved down from cell 19 to 20
Line 6. Reference update.
Page 8: Lines 10 & 11 deleted.
Subsequent lines renumbered.
Lines 5,6,12. Reference update.

Schedule CG
Text moved down from cell 19 to 20

Form 355S
Page 2: text moved down from cell 19 to 20
Line 9. Reference update.
Page 9: Lines 10 & 11 deleted.
Subsequent lines renumbered.
Lines 5,6,12. Reference update.

Schedule E-2
Page 2: text moved down from cell 18 to 19

Schedule H
Page 2: text moved down from cell 18 to 19
Page 4: text moved down from cell 18 to 19
Page 6: text moved down from cell 18 to 19
Page 7: text moved down from cell 18 to 19

Schedule RC
Page 2: text moved down from cell 18 to 19
Page 3: text moved down from cell 18 to 19

Schedule S
Page 2: text moved down from cell 19 to 20
Page 4: text moved down from cell 19 to 20

Schedule SK -I
Page 1: Lines 4h - 4k. Home Energy Efficiency Credit deleted.
Solar Heat Credit deleted.
Refundable Film Credit added.
Page 2: text moved down from cell 19 to 20





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