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 "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.


2007 Handbook for Reproduction of Non-Scannable Forms

2006 pdf format of formsreprohdbk.pdf
file size 1MB

Form 1-ES, OCR Readable version

Form 2-ES, OCR Readable version
Form PV, Income Tax Payment Voucher

2006 pdf format of PV.pdf

Grids:
Form 1
2D Test Case for Form 1

2006 pdf format of Form1_testcase.pdf
file size 2MB

Form 1-NR/PY

2006 pdf format of nrpy_gr.pdf

2D Test Case for Form 1NR/PY

2006 pdf format of Form1NRPY_testcase.pdf
file size 2MB

Grids for Schedules for Form 1 and Form 1-NR/PY
Schedule B
Schedule C
Schedule D
Schedule E
Schedules X, Y
Schedules Z

2006 pdf format of sch_z_gr.pdf

Schedule CB
Schedule INC
2D Specs for Personal Income Tax Returns, Part 1
(revised 10/26/2006)

2006 pdf format of PIT2D2006Specification.pdf

2D Specs for Personal Income Tax Returns, Part 2
(revised 10/26/2006)
2006 pdf format of PIT2D2006DataSpecs.pdf
file size 3MB


2006 Major Changes to Income Forms and Schedules

The following changes have been made.

Changes to Form 1 and schedules-

Added bubble if filing Schedule TDS, Taxpayer Disclosure Statement, on page 1 of Form 1.

Schedule TDS

This schedule provides the taxpayer with space to explain any entries on a tax return that require a "free form" explanation. See TIR 06-5, Section IV for further information.

Form 1, line 2, personal exemption amounts increased to $3,850 if single/married filing separately, $5,950 if head of household and $7,700 if married filing jointly.

Form 1, line 15, Schedule Y line reference changed to line 17.

Form 1, line 25, added bubble for Historic Rehabilitation credit recapture.

Form 1, line 29 Schedule Z line reference changed to line 15.

Schedule Y, line 9, deleted bubbles for Educator's deduction and Tuition and fees deduction.

Schedule Y, added new line 15 for "Claim of right deduction" and new line 16 for "Commuter deduction"; renumbered Schedule Y accordingly.

Schedule Z, line 5 (Brownfields Credit), added field for taxpayer to enter 10-character certificate number.

Schedule Z, added new line line 9 for Film Credit and added field for taxpayer to enter 10-character certificate number.

Schedule Z, added new line 10 for Medical Device Credit and added field for taxpayer to enter 10-character certificate number; renumbered schedule accordingly.

Schedule CB, line 2, assessed value of principal residence, set at $684,000, line 12, qualifying income, amounts set at $46,000 (single), $58,000 (head of household), $70,000 (married joint), and lines 20 and 24, maximum credit amount, set at $870.

Changes to Form 1-NR/PY-

Added bubble if filing Schedule TDS, Taxpayer Disclosure Statement, on page 1 of 1-NR/PY.

Schedule TDS

This schedule provides the taxpayer with space to explain any entries on a tax return that require a "free form" explanation. See TIR 06-5, Section IV for further information.

Form 1-NR/PY, line 4, personal exemption amounts increased to $3,850 if single/married filing separately, $5,950 if head of household and $7,700 if married filing jointly.

Form 1-NR/PY, line 19 Schedule Y reference changed to line 17.

Form 1-NR/PY, line 29, added bubble for Historic Rehabilitation credit recapture.

Form 1-NR/PY, lines 33 and 34, Schedule Z line references changed to 11 and 14.

Schedule NTS-L-NR/PY, line 11, No Tax Status amounts increased (due to increase in personal exemption amounts) to $15,300 for married filing jointly and $13,550 for head of household.

Schedule NTS-L-NR/PY, line 12, Limited Income Credit amounts increased (due to increase in personal exemption amounts) to $26,775 for married filing jointly and $23,713 for head of household.


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Boston, MA 02114-9554
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