2.3.20  Command Code URINQ (URF)

Manual Transmittal

December 05, 2014

Purpose

(1) This transmits revised IRM 2.3.20, IDRS Terminal Responses, Command Code URINQ (URF).

Material Changes

(1) Exhibit 2.3.20-2 BASE-REC Output Display updated on Line 7 to reflect display of file source code.

(2) Exhibit 2.3.20-2 BASE-REC Record Element Description updated for Items 10, 11, and 12 to reflect new positions and Description and Validity.

(3) Exhibit 2.3.20-2 N-HISTORY Output Display updated on Line 2 to reflect display of file source code.

(4) Exhibit 2.3.20-2 N-HISTORY Record Element Description updated for Item 6 to reflect new position and Description and Validity.

Effect on Other Documents

IRM 2.3.20, dated June 3, 2011, is superseded.

Audience

LMSB, SB/SE, TE/GE, W&I.

Effective Date

(01-01-2015)

Terence V. Milholland
Chief Technology Officer

2.3.20.1  (07-01-2011)
General Information for Command Code URINQ (URF)

  1. This database contains all IMF, BMF, EPMF and NMF remittances which are received and cannot be positively identified. Each record within the database contains the UR Control Number, DLN, amount, type of payment, status code, 3731(C) notice indicator, name, address, SSN/EIN (if known) and all available payment and follow-up information.

  2. It also contains, for information purposes only, a record of all doubtfully applied ES credits (TC 660). Each ES record will contain the taxpayer's name, address, type of payment, SSN/EIN, tax period, received date, money amount, and the transaction DLN. The status code is ESAP.

  3. The database URF is maintained in IDRS with the use of several command codes (CC). Adding to or applying from the file requires two command codes. CC FMADD/FMAPL generates a format to be used in making these changes. CC URADD adds a record and, if requested, generates a 3731(C) notice. CC URAPL/UROUT subtracts or changes a record. CC ESAPL — enters an information record only. History of the UR record and status changes are recorded with all command codes. CC URENT can do one or more of the following: change record status, add follow-up information to a record, correct erroneous names and addresses, and/or generate a 3731(C) notice. If a notice was previously generated (by CC URADD or URENT), an information message so indicating will be printed on line 13 of the screen. Erroneous records or amounts can be corrected or removed with CC UROUT. Refund applications are made with CC URREF. CC FMREF generates the format to be used in the URF Refund application command code.

  4. Research of the URF is done with CC URINQ, and can be researched in three different ways: by amount of remittance, name control, or DLN. If the DLN is not known, adding the Area Office to one of the other data elements will narrow the search down from region wide to that area. There are 7 possible key combinations: (a) NAME-CTRL only, (b) ORIGINAL-AMT only, (c) NAME-CTRL and ORIGINAL-AMT, (d) NAME-CTRL and FILE-LOCATION-CD, (e) ORIGINAL-AMT and FILE-LOCATION-CD, (f) NAME-CTRL, ORIGINAL-AMT, and FILE-LOCATION-CD, and (g) UR-CTRL-NUM only.

2.3.20.2  (01-01-2005)
Command Code URINQ

  1. Use this CC to request for display one or more records in the URF, based on the data elements input. This request can be completed with one, or the combination of three data elements: Name Control, Amount, and the UR Control Number. If the UR Control Number is not known, adding the File Location or Campus Code to one of the other data elements will narrow the search down from region wide to that area. An inquiry addressed to the name file or control number file produces the complete UR record(s). An inquiry addressed to the amount file produces only the name control(s) and the UR Control Number(s); further inquiry is necessary to produce the complete record.

2.3.20.3  (01-01-2003)
Command Code URINQ—Valid Response

  1. Depends on what combination of money amount, name control, and Control number entered.

    1. When money amount (with or without a FILE-LOCATION-CODE or CAMPUS-CODE) is the only information entered.

    2. When the name control (with or without a FILE-LOCATION-CODE or CAMPUS-CODE or ORIGINAL-AMT-EDITED) is the only information entered, the display in See Exhibit 2.3.20-1See Exhibit 2.3.20-2 will be shown. When another record is present for display, that record will begin on the next available print line following the preceding record.

2.3.20.4  (01-01-2005)
Error Response

  1. Error Message: "AMOUNT FIELD INVALID"

    1. Error Condition: Not 3 to 14 positions including commas and decimal point, or not all numerics.

    2. Solution: Correct and re-input

  2. Error Message: "ASTERISK MISSING OR POSITIONED WRONG"

    1. Error Condition: You tried to get display of the name file from an amount file display and the asterisk was missing or was not in the correct position.

    2. Solution: Put asterisk in the first position (Beside name control you want displayed). Move cursor to 1st position of next line — then re-enter.

  3. Error Message: "AODO/SC INVALID FOR THIS CENTER"

    1. Error Condition: The Area Office is not within this Campus.

    2. Solution: Correct and re-enter

  4. Error Message: "N/C AMT OR CONTROL NUMBER REQUIRED"

    1. Error Condition: The CC URINQ has been entered without any search data.

    2. Solution: Re-enter CC along with any combination of N/C, amount or UR Control number.

  5. Error Message: "NO U/R RECORD FOUND FOR GIVEN DATA"

    1. Error Condition: Self explanatory

    2. Solution: Change search info and re-enter.

  6. Error Message: "UR CONTROL NUMBER/AMOUNT MISMATCH"

    1. Error Condition: The data being displayed on the screen does not exactly match the data called for. The ORIGINAL-AMT-EDITED is different.

    2. Solution: Be sure this is the record you want before taking any action.

  7. Error Message: "UR CONTROL NUMBER INVALID"

    1. Error Condition: The UR Control Number is not formatted correctly or is not all numeric.

    2. Solution: Correct and re-enter.

  8. Error Message: "UR CONTROL NUMBER/NAME CONTROL MISMATCH"

    1. Error Condition: The data being displayed does not exactly match the data called for. The NAME-CTRL is different.

    2. Solution: Be sure this is the record you want before taking any action.

  9. Error Message: "UR CONTROL NUMBER/BOTH NC AMT MISMATCH"

    1. Error Condition: The data requested does not exactly match the data called for. Both the NAME-CTRL and ORIGINAL-AMT-EDITED are different.

    2. Solution: Be sure this is the record you want before taking action.

  10. Error Message: "ACCT FOUND/JOURNAL STATUS MISMATCH"

    1. Error Condition: Journal Status Indicator on the base record does not match the type of data you are trying to display to the screen.

    2. Solution: Use CC XSINQ to display the requested data to the screen.

  11. Error Message: "DEADLOCK CONDITION PRESENT"

    1. Error Condition: This account is currently being used by another run.

    2. Solution: Try later.

  12. Error Message: "RECOVERY IN PROGRESS"

    1. Error Condition: A Recovery is being done to the Database and is unavailable.

    2. Solution: Try later.

  13. Error Message: area-name "IS DOWN"

    1. Error Condition: An area of the Database is down or unavailable.

    2. Solution: Try later.

  14. Error Message: area-name "IS RESTRICTED"

    1. Error Condition: An area of the Database is restricted or unavailable.

    2. Solution: Try later.

  15. Error-Message: tif-type "TIF" tif-num "-AREA IS UNAVAILABLE"

    1. Error Condition: This particular TIF-AREA is unavailable for use.

    2. Solution: Try later.

  16. Error Message: area-name "REQUEST EXCEEDS CHARACTER LIMIT"

    1. Error Condition: Request was more than 17 characters.

    2. Solution: Enter the correct information.

  17. Error Message: area-name"MORE THAN 999 PAGES-USE FLC/CAMPUS CODE TO NARROW DOWN SEARCH."

    1. Error Condition: Request has rendered more than 999 pages.

    2. Solution: Please use either an FLC or Campus Code to narrow down search.

    Note:

    Error messages will be displayed on line 21. Correct the data fields per error message and re-enter

Exhibit 2.3.20-1 
Command Code URINQ

Input Display:

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Record Element Description:

Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1–5 COMMAND-CD—CC URINQ
2 2 1–4 NAME-CTRL—Valid name-ctrl, if known.
      UNKN—If added to UR file as unknown.
      Blanks— name-ctrl is not known. OR
  2 1–14 ORIGINAL-AMT-EDITED—Must include decimal and comma(s) when present. Blanks—if amount not known. OR
  2 1–17 UR-CTRL-NUM-EDITED NNNNN-NNN-NNNNN-N with the first two numerics a valid FILE-LOCATION-CODE or CAMPUS-CODE for this region. May or may not be present (blanks when not present).
3 3 1–14 ORIGINAL-AMT-EDITED—Must include decimal and comma(s) when present. Blanks—if amount not known. This can be used in combination with NAME-CTRL in Line 2 OR in combination with NAME-CTRL in Line 2 and valid FILE-LOCATION-CODE in Line 4.
4 4 1–2 FILE-LOCATION-CODE—Format NN (valid area) . May or may not be present (blanks when not present). See table below for valid Campus and File Location Codes. This can be used in combination with NAME-CTRL in Line 2 and a blank line in Line 3 OR in combination with ORIGINAL-AMT-EDITED in Line 2 and a blank line in Line 3 OR in combination with NAME-CTRL in Line 2 and ORIGINAL-AMT-EDITED in Line 3
NOTE: At least one of the elements (2 to 4) must be present.
Campus Campus File-Location-Codes
Atlanta 07 58, 59, 65, 69, 67
Andover 08 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 10, 12, 14, 16
Kansas City 09 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48
Cincinnati 17 26, 27, 31, 34, 35, 38
Austin 18 20, 21, 50, 53, 71, 73, 74, 75, 76
Brookhaven 19 11, 13, 22
Philadelphia 28 23, 25, 51, 52, 54, 55, 66, 98
Ogden 29 60, 78, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 91, 92, 93
Memphis 49 56, 67, 61, 62, 63, 64, 72
Fresno 89 15, 24, 33, 68, 77, 94, 95

Terminal Response:

  1. Error Response: Error messages will be displayed on line 21.

  2. Valid Response: See URAF-INQUIRY-SCREEN-RESPONSE AND URCF-INQUIRY-SCREEN-RESPONSE.

Exhibit 2.3.20-2 
URCF-Inquiry-Screen-Response

BASE-REC:

a. Output Display
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b. Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1–35 NAME-LINE-1
2 2 1–35 NAME-LINE-2
3 3 1–35 STREET-ADDR
4 4 1–34 CITY-STATE-ZIP
5 5 3–19 UR-CTRL-NUM-EDITED
6 5 21-22 UR-CAMPUS-CD
7 5 24–38 ORIGINAL-DOLLAR-AMT-EDITED
8 6 3-26 TRACE-ID-EDITED
9 7 3–10 RECVD-DT
10 7 12–23 TIN-FILE-SOURCE-EDITED
11 7 25-32 ENTRY-DT
12 7 34-43 EMPLEE-NUM
13 8 3–17 UR-BALANCE-AMT-EDITED
14 8 19–68 PAYMENT-INFO
15 9 3 UR-NOTICE-IND
      N—No 3731(C) notice was generated.
      Y—A 3731(C) notice was generated.
16 9 5–6 SOURCE-CD
17 9 8–11 STATUS-CD
18 9 13–14 TYPE-OF-PAYMENT

Note:

When no data is available for NAME-LINE-2, STREET-ADDR, or CITY-STATE-ZIP, the remaining lines of information will move up accordingly.

M-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b: Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—M
2 1 3–10 APPLICATION-DT
3 1 12–15 APPLICATION-NAME-CTRL
4 1 17–28 TIN-FILE-SOURCE-EDITED
5 1 30–39 EMPLEE-NUM
6 2 3–4 MFT-CD
7 2 6–11 TAX-PRD
8 2 13-15 PLAN-NUM
9 2 17–33 DLN-EDITED
10 2 35-36 DESIGNATED-PAYMENT-CD
11 3 3–5 PRIMARY-TRANS-CD
12 3 7–21 PRIMARY-TRANS-AMT-EDITED
13 4 3–5 SECONDARY-TRANS-CD—when present.
14 4 7–21 SECONDARY-TRANS-AMT-EDITED—when present.
15 5 3–5 TERTIARY-TRANS-CD—when present.
16 5 7–21 TERTIARY-TRANS-AMT-EDITED—when present.
17 6 3–72 REMARKS

N-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b. Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—N
2 1 3–10 APPLICATION-DT
3 1 12–25 GENERAL-LEDGER-ACCT-NUM—when present.
4 1 27–34 LOCATION-CD-OR-23C-DT—when present.
5 1 36–45 EMPLEE-NUM
6 2 3–14 TIN-FILE-SOURCE-EDITED—when present.
7 2 16–21 TAX-PRD—when present.
8 2 23–28 TAX-FORM-NUM—when present.
9 3 3–17 APPLICATION-AMT-EDITED
10 4 3–72 RE-MARKS

R-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b. Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—R
2 1 3–10 REFUND-DT
3 1 12–21 EMPLEE-NUM
4 1 28–42 REFUND-AMT-EDITED
5 2 3–14 TIN-FILE-SOURCE-EDITED—when present.
6 3 3–37 NAME-LINE-1
7 4 3–37 NAME-LINE-2—when present.
8 5 3–37 STREET-ADDR
9 6 3–36 CITY-STATE-ZIP

F-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b. Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—F
2 1 3–10 FOLLOW-UP-DT
3 1 12–21 EMPLEE-NUM
4 2 2–71 FOLLOW-UP-NARRATIVE

X-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b. Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—X
2 1 3–10 CLSD-EXCESS-DT
3 1 12–25 EXCESS-COLL-LITERAL
4 1 28–42 CLSD-EXCESS-COLL-AMT-EDITED

D-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b. Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—D
2 1 3–10 DC-APPLY-DT
3 1 12–17 BAD-CHECK-LITERAL
4 1 19–33 DC-AMT-EDITED
5 1 35–44 EMPLEE-NUM

A, C, G, J, K, O, Q, S, U OR W—HISTORY

a. Output Display
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b. Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—A, C, G, J, K, O, Q, S, U, OR W
2 1 3–10 CHG-DT
3 1 12–22 A-C-G-J-K-O-Q-S-U-W-CHG-LITERAL
4 1 24–33 EMPLEE-NUM
5 2 3–37 OLD-ENT-INFO

V-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b. Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—V
2 1 3–10 VOID-DT
3 1 12–17 VOIDED-LITERAL
4 1 19–33 VOID-AMT-EDITED
5 1 35–44 EMPLEE-NUM
6 2 3–37 REMARKS

T-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b. Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—T
2 1 3–10 APPLICATION-DT
3 1 12–17 TRANSFER-LITERAL
4 1 19–33 TRANSFER-AMT-EDITED
5 1 35–44 EMPLEE-NUM
6 2 3–72 REMARKS

Z-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b. Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—Z
2 1 3–10 AMT-CHG-DT
3 1 12–21 AMT-CHG-LITERAL
4 1 23–37 AMT-CHG-EDITED
5 1 38 SIGN-CHAR — + or – sign indicating increase or decrease to the original-amt-edited.
6 2 3–10 ORIGINAL-AMT-LITERAL
7 2 12–26 ORIGINAL-DOLLAR-AMT-EDITED
8 2 28–37 EMPLEE-NUM
9 3 3–37 RE-MARKS

L-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b. Record Element Descriptions:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—L
2 1 10 NOTICE-DT
3 1 12–21 EMPLEE-NUM

Y-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b. Run Elements Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—Y
2 1 3–10 CLSD-DT
3 2 3–38 REMARKS

P-HISTORY:

a. Output Display:
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b. Run Elements Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1 REC-TYPE-CD—P
2 1 3–52 PAYMENT-INFO
Terminal Response: The following display is generated when an amount only is input to CC URINQ. To display a particular record, place an asterisk in column one next to the chosen record and re-input.
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b. Record Element Description:
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1–5 COMMAND-CD—CC URINQ
2 1 10–15 AMT-LITERAL
3 1 26–39 ORIGINAL-DOLLAR-AMT-EDITED
4 2–20 2–5 NAME-CTRL
5 2–20 7–23 UR-CTRL-NUM-EDITED
This response is always displayed in a single line format even if only one record is available. The first line is always displayed with each page. Upon selection of the special item in the listing, the complete URCF-BASE-REC and URCF-HIST-REC will be displayed on the screen. To select a special record for display, follow the procedure outlined below:
To retrieve a specific Unidentified Remittance record from the URCF
Item Line Position Description and Validity
1 1 1–5 COMMAND-CD
2 2–20 1 RETRIEVAL-IND— *(asterisk)

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