Part 2. Information Technology
Chapter 3. IDRS Terminal Responses
Section 71. Command Code ATINQ
May 05, 2020
(1) This transmits revised IRM 2.3.71, IDRS Terminal Responses, Command Code ATINQ.
(1) Added required sections for Program Scope and Objectives 184.108.40.206 See Section 220.127.116.11
Acting Chief Information Officer
This IRM section provides the instructions for the use of ATIN Inquiry command code ATINQ.
Purpose: These sections provide instructions for inputting information to research the ATIN database
Audience: All IRS Business Units.
Policy Owners: The Director, W&I owns the polices contained herein.
Program Owners: Wage & Investment (W&I) is responsible for the administration, procedures, and updates related to the program.
Primary Stakeholders: Wage & Investment (W&I), Large and Mid-Size Business Division (LMSB), Small Business Self-Employed (SB&SE), Tax exempt and Government Entities (TE&GE)
Program Goals: These are the instructions for using the ATIN Inquiry IDRS command code.
The Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) System has been developed to assign a unique temporary tax identification number for children who are in the process of being adopted and cannot yet apply for a SSN until the adoption is final.
Taxpayers will submit a Form W–7A (Application for Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending Adoption) in order to acquire a number for the adoptive child.
The ATIN System will consist of two command codes and various batch programs. All update processing will take place at the Austin Campus. Command code ATINQ for research of the ATIN file is described in this IRM. ATINQ is automatically routed so all service centers can research the Austin Campus file.
See IRM 2.4.50, Command Code ASIGN, for updating the ATIN file.
This command code is used to research the ATIN. Universal access can be used to access the ATIN database at the Austin Campus if necessary. The input for ATINQ can be the primary SSN, secondary SSN, or ATIN.
Informational Messages — line 24
NO DATA AVAILABLE — This indicates that there is no taxpayer on the file that matches the number input on the screen.
PLEASE CORRECT INVALID DATA — The TIN entered is not valid or is not numeric. Correct and re-enter.
TIN MUST BE IMF SSN FORMAT — The TIN that was entered as a search key must be in the following format: nnn-nn-nnnn.
SSN INVALID — The primary SSN could not be matched against the National Accounts Profile (NAP) database or was not numeric.
NAP DOWN DURING LOAD — AUSPC WILL REVALIDATE SSN — The National Accounts Profile (NAP) was not available during the loading of the record. Philadelphia Service Center will revalidate the primary SSN against the NAP when working the case.
REQUEST MUST BE MADE VIA UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO AUSPC — Austin Service Center is the only location for the ATIN data.
BAD DATA IN SSN RECORD — Self-explanatory.
ATIN AREAS DOWN — Database areas are down.
REALTIME SYSTEM ERROR — Self-explanatory.
ACCESS TO AREA IS RESTRICTED — Database area access has been restricted.
Request Screen Format:
Record Element Specification
Line Ele Record Element Name Position Description 1 1 COMMAND-CODE 1–5 ATINQ 2 PRIMARY-SSN, SECONDARY-SSN, or ATIN 7–17 NUM (EDITED)
Response Screen Format:
Any field followed by an asterisk (*) has been found to be invalid by the ATIN batch programs. These fields should be corrected by the primary ATIN center using CC ASIGN.
Record Element Specification:
Item Line Description and Validity 1 1 PRIMARY SSN, SECONDARY SSN, or ATIN 2 1 DLN 3 1 STATUS CODE — A=Assigned
4 1 EXTENSION STATUS CODE — A=Extension was granted
R=Extension was rejected
E=Extension has expired
5 1 EXTENSION DATE — Date the extension was granted 6 2 ATIN NUMBER 7 2 ATIN ASSIGNED DATE 8 2 STATUS DATE 9 2 EMPLOYEE NUMBER 10 3 DATE SIGNED — Date the application was signed by the applicant 11 3 RECEIVED DATE — Date the application was received in the service center 12 3 LOAD DATE — Date the application was loaded to the ATIN database 13 3 STATUS REASON CODE — For STATUS CODE S, (Up to 5 may be entered.) 01=Adoptive child's name is missing
02=Adoptive child's date of birth is missing
03=Adoptive child's place of birth is missing
04=Adoptive child's gender is missing
05=Name of placement agency/agent is missing
06=Placement agency/agent's address is missing
07=Date of placement is missing
08=Signature is missing
09=Supporting documentation is missing
10=Primary and/or Secondary applicant information is different from SSA information
11=Supporting documentation does not match Form W–7A entries
12=Child placed under a foster care agreement
99=IDRS letter has been sent
For STATUS CODE R, (Only 1 may be entered.)
01=ATIN has been previously assigned for same child
02=A duplicate application exists
03=Taxpayer has not responded to correspondence (generated)
07=Failed to Qualify - Adoption Placement Not Completed
08=Failed to Qualify - No Adoption Placement
09=ATIN No Longer Valid
10=Foster Adoption Not Eligible for ATIN
For EXTENSION STATUS CODE S 13=Extension suspended For EXTENSION STATUS CODE R, 06=Extension has been denied 14 4 PRIMARY SSN — Primary applicant's social security number. 15 4 APPLICANT SIGNATURE INDICATOR— 1=Application was signed
0=Application was not signed.
16 4 APPLICANT PHONE NUMBER 17 4 DOCUMENTATION INDICATOR — 0=Documentation was not submitted
1=Documentation was submitted
2=Documentation was submitted but it does not match the Form W–7A
9=Value inserted during conversion of all applications which were on the file prior to 1999
18 5 PRIMARY TAXPAYER'S FIRST NAME 19 5 PRIMARY TAXPAYER'S LAST NAME 20 6 SECONDARY SSN — Secondary applicant's social security number (optional) 21 7 SECONDARY TAXPAYER'S FIRST NAME — (optional) 22 7 SECONDARY TAXPAYER'S LAST NAME — (optional) 23 8 STREET OF APPLICANT'S ADDRESS 24 8 NOTICE DATE — Date the notice was issued 25 8 NOTICE TYPE CODE — CP number of the notice 560A=ATIN assignment
560B=Extension of the ATIN has been granted
561 =ATIN/Extension due to expire or has expired
562A=Request for additional information
562B=Second request for additional information
563=Request for ATIN has been rejected
26 9 CITY OF APPLICANT'S ADDRESS 27 9 UNDELIVERABLE NOTICE CODE DATE 28 9 UNDELIVERABLE NOTICE CODE — 0=Notice 560 was undeliverable
1=Notice 561 was undeliverable
2=Notice 562 was undeliverable
3=Notice 563 was undeliverable
9=IDRS letterwas undeliverable
29 10 STATE OF APPLICANT'S ADDRESS 30 10 ZIP CODE OF APPLICANT'S ADDRESS 31 10 UNDELIVERABLE EMPLOYEE NUMBER — Number of employee who worked the undeliverable notice 32 11 CHILD'S SSN — If all 9's, indicates notice was received that child has an SSN but it was not provided 33 11 CHILD'S DATE OF BIRTH 34 11 CHILD'S SEX 35 13 CHILD'S ADOPTED FIRST NAME 36 13 CHILD'S BIRTH FIRST NAME — (optional) 37 14 CHILD'S ADOPTED MIDDLE NAME 38 14 CHILD'S BIRTH MIDDLE NAME — (optional) 39 15 CHILD'S ADOPTED LAST NAME 40 15 CHILD'S BIRTH LAST NAME — (optional) 41 16 CITY OF CHILD'S PLACE OF BIRTH 42 16 STATE OF CHILD'S PLACE OF BIRTH 43 17 PLACEMENT AGENCY NAME 44 17 PLACEMENT DATE 45 18 PLACEMENT AGENCY STREET 46 19 PLACEMENT AGENCY CITY 47 19 PLACEMENT AGENCY STATE 48 19 PLACEMENT AGENCY ZIP CODE 49 20 POWER OF ATTORNEY NAME 50 21 POWER OF ATTORNEY STREET 51 22 POWER OF ATTORNEY CITY 52 22 POWER OF ATTORNEY STATE 53 22 POWER OF ATTORNEY ZIP CODE 54 23 REMARKS 55 24 INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE — Message explaining results of request.