On February 2, 2018 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) updated its Resources for HMDA Filers page by adding a 2018 LAR Formatting Tool, and making minor updates to the 2018 Filing Instructions. The 2018 LAR Formatting Tool is designed to assist financial institutions create an electronic file that can be submitted to the HMDA platform. It can be used to collect 2018 data that is to be reported in 2019. The CFPB also updated its Reportable HMDA Data: A Regulatory and Reporting Overview Reference chart.
The Resources for HMDA filers page is available at: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/data-research/hmda/for-filers
The 2018 LAR Formatting Tool is available at: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/data-research/hmda/static/lar-formatting-tool/2018/HMDA_2018_LAR_Formatting_Tool.xlsm
The Reference chart is available at: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/documents/5710/201710_cfpb_reportable-hmda-data_regulatory-and-reporting-overview-reference-chart.pdf