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Information for Tax Professionals 

The Arkansas Letter of Intent and Software Standards form below must be completed and submitted to the E-File Department prior to submitting MeF test returns.  These forms are listed below in the Software Developer's section. The signed and completed form may be submitted via e-mail or fax. Test return results will not be sent until the completed and signed Arkansas Letter of Intent and Software Standards form has been received.  The Arkansas Letter of Intent and Software Standards form must be completed and submitted for every tax year and for each software product. 

Testing Note:  Effective August 31, 2013, Arkansas will not be accepting Tax Year 2012 test returns from software providers who are not currently testing.  November 4, 2013, you may begin testing tax year 2013 and prior year returns
MeF Schemas
TitlePosted
Fiduciary Income Tax MeF Schemas | Tax Year 201305/01/2014
Individual Income Tax MeF Schemas | Tax Year 201208/26/2013
Individual Income Tax MeF Schemas | Tax Year 201312/02/2013
Partnership, Corporation and S-Corporation MeF Schemas | Tax Year 201208/26/2013
Partnership, Corporation and S-Corporation MeF Schemas | Tax Year 201312/02/2013
Publications
TitlePosted
AR1345 Handbook for Electronic Filers | Individual Income Tax Returns10/10/2013
AR1436 Modernized eFile Test Package | Individual Income Tax Returns11/07/2013
AR4163 Handbook for Electronic Filers – Partnership; Corporation & S-Corporation Returns10/10/2013
AR4164 Software Developers Guidelines & Schemas10/10/2013
AR5078 Modernized eFile Test Package | Partnership; Corporation; S-Corporation; Fiduciary Returns10/17/2013
Software Developers
TitlePosted
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2012 Corporation 08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2012 Fiduciary08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2012 Individual08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2012 Partnership08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2012 S-Corporation08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2013 Corporation08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2013 Fiduciary08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2013 Individual08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2013 Partnership08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2013 S-Corporation08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2014 Corporation08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2014 Fudiciary08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2014 Individual08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2014 Partnership08/04/2014
AR Letter of Intent and Software Standards | 2014 S-Corporation08/04/2014