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Software Developers (MeF)

This page contains resources for software developers who want to keep up to date on Ohio's electronic filing requirements for the IT 1040 returns.

  • e-File Resources
    • MeF - Modernized e-File
      Modernized e-File uses XML to create and identify the various fields that make up the federal, state and school district income tax returns.
  • Ohio Tax Rule: Rule 5703-1-15 of the Ohio Administrative Code defines “electronic software provider” and establishes the commissioner’s criteria for approving an electronic software provider for participation in electronic filing programs and describes when the commissioner may rescind such approval. Please review the rule here.


For more information please visit the IRS web site at www.IRS.gov.

Software Developers (Paper Filers)

Software Developer Specifications

2021 Paper Forms Approval Status