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2.3.43  Command Code PIFTF

Manual Transmittal

December 12, 2016

Purpose

(1) This transmits revised IRM 2.3.43, IDRS Terminal Responses, Command Code PIFTF.

Material Changes

(1) Jan. 1, 2009 changes are to update the Author, Symbols, Date, insert the Prior Revisions and the Signed by Information.

(2) Jan 1, 2015 update element number 38 & 41 under 2.3.43-4

(3) Jan 1, 2016 Add a new message (26) and expand the Number Partner from length 4 to 6 for MFT 06

(4) Jan 1, 2017 Update under Exhibit 2.3.43-4 section.

Effect on Other Documents

IRM 2.3.43, dated November 3, 2015, is superseded.

Audience

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

Effective Date

(01-01-2017)

S. Gina Garza
Chief Information Officer

2.3.43.1  (01-01-2009)
General Information for Command Code PIFTF

  1. Command Code PIFTF displays explanations of the computation of Failure to File Penalty (TC 166s). The computation uses only information accessed from the ITIF or BTIF tax modules. Subsequent tax periods after 198212 will be considered only. Command code PIFTF will only attempt the computation of Failure to File (FTF) if master file has assessed the penalty (TC166).

  2. For MFT 06 (F1065) , Command Code PIFTF will display explanations of the computation of Failure to File on the Correct Media Penalty (ELF). The ELF penalty will be displayed for tax periods 200012 and subsequent. The computation uses only information accessed from the BTIF tax modules. Command code PIFTF will only attempt computation if module contains a valid TC240 or TC246 with Penalty Reference Code 688.

  3. Command code PIFTF's computation is basically a recompute of master file's computation plus consideration of any qualified TIF pending transactions.

  4. For a complete computation of FTF, the module must not contain any of the restrictive conditions specified in the list of messages in See IRM 2.3.43.2.

  5. The command code will allow the TIN, MFT, tax period and name control to be passed from a preceding command code such as TXMOD and other PINEX command codes; thus eliminating the requirement to always input the data on the screen.

  6. The various screens associated with command code PIFTF can be seen in See Exhibit 2.3.43-1 through See Exhibit 2.3.43-4.

2.3.43.2  (01-01-2016)
Terminal Responses—CC PIFTF

  1. NOTE: WHEN ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MESSAGES IS DISPLAYED-THERE IS NO FURTHER PROCESSING.
    (1) INVALID TIN — The requested TIN does not meet the standard validity criteria or is not ITIF or BTIF.
    (2) INVALID MFT — The requested MFT code does not meet the standard validity criteria.
    (3) MFT 13/55 INVALID FOR CC PIFTF — MFT is not explained or displayed by the PINEX System.
    (4) INCONSISTENT MFT/TIN — The MFT code input is inconsistent with the type of account input.
    (5) INVALID TXPD — The tax period input does not meet the standard validity criteria.
    (6) INCONSISTENT TXPD/MFT — The tax period input is inconsistent with the MFT input.
    (7) TAX PERIOD 198212 AND PRIOR INVALID FOR CC PIFTF — Any tax period 198212 and earlier is invalid for CC PIFTF.
    (8) ACCOUNT NOT ON TIF — The requested TIN does not match an account on File.
    (9) REQUESTED TIN MATCHES DUMMY ACCOUNT ON TIF — The requested TIN matches a dummy account.
    (10) REQUESTED TIN MATCHES MEMO ACCOUNT ON TIF — The requested TIN matches memo account.
    (11) TAX MODULE NOT ON TIF — The requested MFT and tax period does not have a matching module for that account.
    (12) REQUESTED TXPD MATCHES DUMMY MODULE ON TIF — The requested module is a dummy module.
    (13) REQUESTED TXPD MATCHES MEMO MODULE ON TIF — The requested module is a memo account.
    (14) UNABLE TO COMPUTE — NO POSTED RETURN ON TAX MODULE — There is no posted return associated with this specific module.
    (15) UNABLE TO COMPUTE FTF — NO TC166 ON MODULE — Master File has not assessed a delinquency penalty on this tax module.
    (16) UNABLE TO COMPUTE FTF — RESTRICTED TRANSACTION ON MODULE — There was a posted or pending transaction with a TC 160 or a 161 on the module.
    (17) UNABLE TO COMPUTE FTF — NET OF TC 16Xs IS ZERO — The transaction amount on all TC 166's and 167's net to zero.
    (18) NO DATE OF DEATH ON MODULE — The MFT is 52 and there is no date of death on the tax module. Bad data on the TIF, notify the Service Center Control Staff.
    (19) UNABLE TO COMPUTE FTF — MONTHS DELINQUENT ON POSTED RETURNS IS ZERO — Self explanatory
    (20) UNABLE TO COMPUTE FTF — DUE TO RESTRICTED COMPUTATION ON FTP PENALTY — Self explanatory
    (21) UNABLE TO COMPUTE FTF — LIABILITY IS ZERO OR LESS — Balance due amount is zero or less.
    (22) UNABLE TO COMPUTE FTF — PENDING TC 29X OR 30X ON MODULE — There is a pending transaction with a TC of 29X or 30X on the module.
    (23) UNABLE TO COMPUTE FTF — INVALID FOR MFT 15 TXPDS — 199011. Failure to file penalty is invalid for MFT 15 with tax periods 199012 and subsequent.
    (24) BMF ACCESS RESTRICTED — Employee is not authorized to access BMF accounts.
    (25) IMF ACCESS RESTRICTED — Employee is not authorized to access IMF accounts.
    (26) MAX PNLTY IS $XXX,XXX IF AVG RECEIPTS FOR PREV 3 YEARS < 5,000,000 — The partnership may qualify for a lower penalty of $XXX,XXX if the partnership had average gross receipts less than $5,000,000 during the three years calendar years prior to year in which return is due. If they are then they may ask to have penalty reduced to the lower amount.

Exhibit 2.3.43-1 
Command Code PIFTF Input Request Format

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Element Number Line Pos. Element Name Format
1 1 1–5 COMMAND CODE-CD PIFTF
2 1 7–18 Edited TIN and File Source For BTIF:
         nnn-nn-nnnW
         nnn-nn-nnnnV
         nn-nnnnnnn
        For ITIF:
         nn-nn-nnnnn
         nn-nn-nnnn*
3 2 1–2 MFT nn
4 2 4–9 TAX-PRD yyyymm

Exhibit 2.3.43-2 
Command Code PIFTF Output Error Display

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Element Number Line Pos. Element Name Format
1 1 1–5 COMMAND CODE-CD PIFTF
2 1 7–18 Edited TIN and File Source For BTIF:
         nnn-nn-nnnW
         nnn-nn-nnnnV
         nn-nnnnnnn
        For ITIF:
         nn-nn-nnnnn
         nn-nn-nnnn*
3 2 1–2 MFT nn
4 2 4–9 TAX-PRD yyyymm
5 24 1–80 Error Message  

Exhibit 2.3.43-3 
Command Code PIFTF Output Explanation Display for Non-MFT 06 Tax Modules

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Note:

Amount fields are depicted in the above screen graph and following element specifications with z's and 9's. This represents suppression of leading zeros.

Element Number Line Pos. Element Name Format
1 1 1–7 Literal DELCOMP
2 1 11–18 MF-MATCH-LITERAL "MATCH" or "MISMATCH"
3 1 32–33 B.O.D. code vv
4 1 35–37 B.O.D. client code vvv
5 1 43–54 Edited TIN and File Source For BTIF:
         nnn-nn-nnnW
         nn-nnnnnnn
        For ITIF:
         nnn-nn-nnnnn
         nn-nn-nnnn*
6 1 57–58 MFT nn
7 1 60–65 TAX-PRD yyyymm
8 1 71–77 SCREEN-JULIAN-DT yyyyddd
9 2 1–9 Literal TOTAL TAX
10 2 12–28 sum of TC150-LIAB-AMT and TC29X-30X-LIAB-NET-AMT  
11 2 35–47 Literal TOTAL CREDITS
12 2 50–64 Edited FLR-TO-FL-CREDITS-AMT zzz,zzz,zz9.99-
13 3 1–10 Literal RET DUE DT
14 3 13–20 FLR-TO-FL-LEGAL-DUE-DT mmddyyyy
15 3 23–30 Literal RET RCVD
16 3 33–40 RET-DT mmddyyyy
17 4* 1–20 Literal TAX UNPAID ON RETURN
18 4* 30–43 Edited TC150-BAL-DUE-AMT zzz,zzz,zz9.99
19 4* 46–57 Literal PENALTY RATE
20 4* 60–63 FLR-TO-FL-PNLTY-RATE .nnn, suppressing tailing zeros unless it's all zeros
21 7 10–22 Literal TOTAL PENALTY
22 7 26–39 FLR-TO-FL-PNLTY-AMT zzz,zzz,zz9.99
23 5* 1–27 Literal TAX UNPAID ON ADJUSTMENT(S)
24 5* 30–43 Edited TC29X-30X-BAL-DUE-AMT zzz,zzz,zz9.99
25 5* 46–57 Literal MONTHLY RATE
26 5* 60–63 Literal .05
27 5* 65–75 Literal MONTHS DELQ
28 5* 77 MONTHS DELQ n

Note:

* If there was failure to file penalty charged on any additional assessments, the breakdown lines will be on 2 lines (4 and 5). Line 4 contains the original return balance due amount and computed penalty rate. Line 5 contains the adjustment(s) balance due, flat monthly rate of 5% and the number of months delinquent. If minimum delinquency penalty was determined, elements 23 and 24 or elements 27 through 30 are suppressed and the literal "MINIMUM DELINQUENCY PENALTY" is displayed on the screen.

Exhibit 2.3.43-4 
Command Code PIFTF Output Explanation Display For MFT 06 Tax Modules

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Note:

Amount fields are depicted in the above screen graph and following element specifications with z's and 9's. This represents suppression of leading zeros.

Note:

For MFT '06' (F1065), the Failure to File on the Correct Media Penalty (ELF) will be displayed for Tax Periods 200012 and subsequent.

Element Number Line Pos. Element Name Format
1 1 1–7 Literal DELCOMP
2 1 11–18 FTF-MF-MATCH-LITERAL "MATCH" or "MISMATCH"
3 1 31–32 B.O.D. code vv
4 1 34–36 B.O.D. client code vvv
5 1 47–58 Edited Tin and File Source For BTIF:
         nnn-nn-nnnW
         nnn-nn-nnnnV
        nn-nnnnnnn
6 1 61–62 MFT nn
7 1 64–69 TAX-PRD yyyymm
8 1 71–77 SCREEN-JULIAN-DT yyyyddd
9 2 1–10 Literal RET DUE DT
10 2 13–20 FLR-TO-FL-LEGAL-DUE-DT mmddyyyy
11 2 23–30 Literal RET RCVD
12 2 33–40 RET-DT mmddyyyy
13 4 5–16 Literal NUM PARTNERS
14 4 23–33 Literal MONTHS DELQ
15 4 58–68 Literal PENALTY AMT
16 5 9–14 NUM-PARTNERS-FOR COMPUTATION zzzzz9
17 5 19 Literal X
18 5 29 NUM-MONTHS-DELQ n
19 5 38 Literal X
20 5 44–46 Literal Depend on RET DUE DT, it can be one of these: $50,$85,$89, $90, $195, $200.. Or future various amount due to inflation adjustment of penalty rates.
21 5 50 Literal =
22 5 55 Literal $
23 5 57–70 Edited FLR-TO-FL-PNLTY-AMT zzz,zzz,zz9.99
24 11 * 1–80 ELF page break — dash line "— — — —"
25 12 * 1–7 Literal ELFCOMP
26 12 * 11–18 ELF-MF-MATCH-LITERAL "MATCH" or "MISMATCH"
27 12 * 31–32 B.O.D. code vv
28 12 * 34–36 B.O.D. client code vvv
29 12 * 47–56 Edited Tin and File Source For BTIF:
         nnn-nn-nnnW
         nnn-nn-nnnnV
        nn-nnnnnnn
30 12 * 61–62 MFT nn
31 12 * 64–69 TAX-PRD yyyymm
32 12 * 71–77 SCREEN-JULIAN-DT yyyyddd
33 13 * 1–46 Literal FAILURE TO FILE ON CORRECT MEDIA (ELF PENALTY)
34 15 * 5–16 Literal NUM PARTNERS (OVER 100)
35 15 * 58–68 Literal PENALTY AMT
36 16 * 9–14 NUM-PARTNERS-OVER-100 zzzzz9
37 16 * 38 Literal X
38 16 * 44–46 Literal See Note 1 ($50, $100 etc..)
39 16 * 50 Literal =
40 16 * 55 Literal $
41 16 * 57–70 Edited ELF-PNLTY-AMT zzz,zzz,zz9.99 (see Note 2)
42 24 * # 1–80 FTF Non-Compute Message  
Notes:  
* (Elements 24 to 41, Lines 11-16) For ELF Penalty display only. These lines will be generated by CC PIFTF if ELF penalty has been assessed on the module.
* # (Element 42, Line 24)- If FTF penalty not assessed on module, CC PIFTF will display the Failure to File (FTF) Non-Compute Message on line 24. See text 43.2 of this IRM.
1
  • If RDD < 01/01/2011 then $50.

  • If RDD >= 01/01/2011 and < 01/01/2016 then $100.

  • If RDD is 2016 and beyond, the” Penalty per Partner over 100” amount is adjusted for inflation and will be various. For a list of amount for various years, refer to Notice 746.

2
  • if RDD < 01/01/11 then upper limit is $250,000.

  • If RDD >= 01/01/11 & < 01/01/16 then upper limit is $1,500,000.

  • If RDD is 2016 and beyond, the Upper and Lower limit max penalty amount is adjusted for inflation and will be various. For a list of amount for various years, refer to Notice 746. If ELF-PNLTY-AMT > Lower limit then display message "MAX PNLTY IS $Z,ZZZ,ZZZ IF AVG RECEIPTS FOR PREV 3 YEARS < 5,000,000." (Where $Z,ZZZ,ZZZ is the lower limit for that RDD year).


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