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What are the parts of the components of TAS?

The following table gives you each part with its name, size, format, description, and validations. Format of "C" indicates Character.

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Field Name
(abbreviation)
Size Format Description Format/Validations
Sub-level Prefix
(SP)
2 CC The Sub-level Prefix (if populated) is a programmatic breakdown of the account for Treasury publication purposes.
  • If Sub-level Prefix does not apply, it shall be blank/spaces/empty.
  • If Sub-level Prefix applies, it shall be 00-99.
Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier
(ATA)
3 CCC The Agency Identifier of the agency receiving funds through an allocation transfer.
  • If Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier does not apply, it shall be blank/spaces/empty.
  • If Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier does apply, it shall be 000-999.
  • Current 2 digit Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier shall be right justified and zero filled.
    (ex. Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier 75 = 075)
Agency Identifier
(AID)
3 CCC Agency Identifier of account owner. Used in conjunction with the main account code, the Agency Identifier represents the department, agency or establishment of the U.S. Government that is responsible for the TAS.
  • Value Required.
  • Shall be 000-999.
  • Current 2 digit Agency Identifier will be right justified and zero filled.
    (ex. Agency Identifier 20 = 020)
Beginning Period of Availability
(BPOA)
4 CCCC In annual and multi-year funds, identifies the first year of availability under law that an appropriation account may incur new obligations.
  • 4 digit year shall be (0000-9999).
  • If single/annual year account, it shall be the same value as the Ending Period of Availability.
  • Value not applicable for no-year "X" accounts, clearing/suspense "F" accounts, central summary general ledger "A" accounts, and unavailable receipt accounts, it shall be blank/spaces/empty.
Ending Period of Availability
(EPOA)
4 CCCC In annual and multi-year funds, identifies the last year of funds availability under law that an appropriation account may incur new obligations.
  • 4 digit year shall be (0000-9999).
  • Value not applicable for no-year "X" accounts, clearing/suspense "F" accounts, central summary general ledger "A" accounts, and unavailable receipt accounts, it shall be blank/spaces/empty.
Availability Type Code
(A)
1 C Identifies no-year accounts "X", clearing/suspense accounts "F", and Treasury's central summary general ledger accounts "A"
  • Value not applicable for single/annual year accounts, multiyear accounts, or unavailable receipt accounts - it shall be blank/space/empty.
Main Account Code
(MAIN)
4 CCCC Identifies the type and purpose of the fund.
  • Value Required.
  • Shall be "0000-9999".
Sub-Account Code
(SUB)
3 CCC Identifies an available receipt or other Treasury-defined subdivision of the main account.
  • Value Required.
  • Shall be "000-999".

String TAS

Currently available for use in the Account Statement, Agency Transaction Module and
Classification Transactions and Accountability (formerly P224)

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Data Element Description Format Total Identified Spaces Example of Concatenated TAS
1.The Sub-level Prefix(if populated) is the first two characters of the TAS separated from the rest of the TAS by parenthesis. The Sub-level Prefix represents a programmatic breakdown of the account for Treasury publication purposes. (##) 4 (01)
2. Agency Identifier. ### 3 (01)11
3. A Hyphen will be added to separate the Agency Identifier from the Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier, if one exists. - 1 -
4. Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier. If authority for the Account has been transferred from the Agency Owner to another agency, the Agency Owner will move to the third element of the TAS. The Co-Owner will move to the second position immediately before the Agency Owner, separated by a hyphen. ### 3 (01)14-11
5. Fiscal Year field. The Fiscal Year, if presented, will contain a two-character year field, a five character multi-year field (two years separated with a '/'), or a single alpha character. Some of the Fiscal Year values may include:
   No Year
   Single Year
   Multi Year
Y
YY
YY/YY
5 (01)14-11X
(01)14-1101
(01)14-1104/05
6. Main Account Number. The Main Account Number represents the type of Fund and the purpose of the account within that Fund. For Example:
   Trust Fund: 8501
   Trust Revolving Fund: 8402
   General Fund (customs duties): 0300
AAAA 4 (01)14-1104/050300
7. Sub-Account Symbol. The Sub-Account Symbol Identifies an available receipt or other Treasury-defined subdivision of the main account. Valid ranges are 1 - 999 and are presented immediately following the Main Account Number separated by a '.'. There will be no leading zeroes in this field. .SSS 4 (01)14-1104/050300.123
8. Filler. Reserved for future use. - 3 -
Maximum field size - 27 -

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Last modified 02/21/19