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Treasury Account Symbol/Business Event Type Code (TAS/BETC) Components

TAS/BETC is a required field. You must have at least one TAS/BETC for a payment or schedule.

If the TAS/BETC field is not completed in a manually typed schedule, SPS will not save the schedule. If the TAS/BETC is not provided on a 440 file you are trying to import, the import will fail.

As each schedule is created or imported, SPS checks the TAS/BETC information against the Shared Accounting Module (SAM) file. If the TAS/BETC is not valid according to that day’s SAM file validation, SPS won't save or import the schedule.

A payment must have at least one TAS/BETC. It may have up to 100.

A schedule must also have at least one TAS/BETC. It may have up to 1,000.

If you need help determining the correct TAS/BETC contact CARS: https://fiscal.treasury.gov/cars/contact.html.

TAS/BETC Components
Treasury Account Symbol/Business Event Type Code
SP Sub-level Prefix Code
ATA Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier
AID Agency Identifier
BPOA Beginning Period of Availability
EPOA Ending Period of Availability
A Availability Type Code
MAIN Main Account Code
SUB Sub-Account Code

Example from SPS:

Image of SPS screen with the following options from left to right: SP, ATA, AID*, BPOA, A, MAIN*, SUB*, BETC - TYPE*, Rosw 2 contains the following text: Select BETC- Type with a drop down menu

Last modified 05/26/23