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Defining Component TAS and BETC Elements in Compliance with Federal Reporting Requirements

To define component TAS and BETC elements for U. S. Federal government reporting and IPAC transactions, use the Define Agency Identifier component (TAS_AGENCY_ID), the Define Main Account component (TAS_MAIN_ACCT_DFN), and the Treasury Account Symbol Definition component (TAS_DEFN).

This section provides an overview of the TAS and BETC requirements and discusses how to:

Pages Used to Define TAS and BETC Component Elements

Page Name

Definition Name

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Usage

Define Agency Identifier

TAS_AGENCY_ID

select General Ledger, then select Federal Reports, then select TAS/BETC, then select Define Agency ID, then select Define Agency Identifier

Enter the three-digit Agency Identifier code and description.

Define Main Account

TAS_MAIN_ACCOUNT

select General Ledger, then select Federal Reports, then select TAS/BETC, then select Define Main Accounts, then select Define Main Account

Enter the Main Account and description.

Treasury Account Symbol Definition

TAS_DEFN

select General Ledger, then select Federal Reports, then select TAS/BETC, then select Define TAS, then select Treasury Account Symbol Definition

Define the Treasury Account Symbol (TAS), which is identified by selecting its component key field values, Agency Identifier and Main Account. Associate its components and attributes, such as BETC, Fund Code, and TAS Formats.

Business Event Type Code

BETC_DEFN

select Select the Attributes tab from the Treasury Account Symbol Definition page and click the BETC link.

Enter associated BETC codes and related information for the Treasury Account Symbol.

Fund Code

FUND_CODE_DEFN

select Select the Attributes tab from the Treasury Account Symbol Definition page and click the Fund Code link.

Enter associated Fund Codes by setID for the Treasury Account Symbol.

TAS Formats

TAS_FORMAT_DEFN

select Select the Attributes tab from the Treasury Account Symbol Definition page and click the TAS Formats link.

Displays the various derived TAS formats that are used as follows: String, GWA TAS, and Partial 224.

Understanding TAS and BETC Requirements

Federal agencies are required to use valid combinations of the current Treasury Account Symbols (TAS) and Business Event Type Codes (BETC) as published by the U. S. Department of Treasury for cash transactions when entering and reporting IPAC transactions. The Treasury has adopted a componentized TAS and BETC.

Federal Agencies are required to begin using new formats for the Treasury Account Symbol (TAS) when reporting cash transactions through the FMS 224 Reports and IPAC transactions. Component TAS elements provide federal agencies and Treasury the ability to sort, filter, and analyze data based on each independent piece of the component TAS.

PeopleSoft GL provides a configurable solution to accommodate the valid combinations of TAS and BETC for reporting and when entering and reporting IPAC transactions to the Department of Treasury. This configuration also anticipates the handling of valid TAS and BETC combinations to be downloaded from the Treasury SAM website when the U S Treasury makes the information available.

PeopleSoft Financials supports the following for IPAC transactions:

  • CGAC (Common Government-wide Accounting Classification)-compliant Sender TAS for GWA reporters.

  • CGAC-compliant Receiver TAS for GWA reporters.

  • Sender BETC default.

  • Receiver BETC default.

The system also supports STAR string TAS for non-GWA Reporters.

See also Defining Agency Location Codes

Define Agency Identifier Page

Use the Define Agency Identifier page (TAS_AGENCY_ID) to enter the three-digit Agency Identifier code and description.

Image: Define Agency Identifier

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Define Agency Identifier. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Define Agency Identifier

Define Main Accounts Page

Use the Define Main Account page (TAS_MAIN_ACCOUNT) to enter the Main Account and description.

Image: Define Main Account page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Define Main Account page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Define Main Account page

Treasury Account Symbol Definition Page

Use the Treasury Account Symbol Definition page (TAS_DEFN) to define the Treasury Account Symbol (TAS), which is identified by selecting its component key field values, Agency Identifier and Main Account. Associate its components and attributes, such as BETC, Fund Code, and TAS Formats.

Image: Define TAS search page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Define TAS search page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Define TAS page

To find an existing value or add a new Treasury Account Symbol, select an Agency Identifier and a Main Account TAS that serve as key fields to identify the TAS.

Access the Treasury Account Symbol Definition page - Component tab (click the Add button on the Define TAS search page).

Image: Treasury Account Symbol Definition page - Component tab

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Treasury Account Symbol Definition page - Component tab. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Treasury Account Symbol Definition page - Components tab

Supply components information for the Treasury Account Symbol.

Associating Treasury Account Symbol Attributes

Access the Treasury Account Symbol Definition page - Attributes tab.

Image: Treasury Account Symbol Definition page - Attributes tab

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Treasury Account Symbol Definition page - Attributes tab. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Treasury Account Symbol Definition page - Attributes tab

Business Event Type Code Page

Use the Business Event Type Code page (BETC_DEFN) to enter associated BETC codes and related information for the Treasury Account Symbol.

Image: Business Event Type Code page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Business Event Type Code page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Business Event Type Code page

Use this page to configure the Business Event Type Code information associated with the componentized TAS.

Fund Code Page

Use the Fund Code page (FUND_CODE_DEFN) to enter associated Fund Codes by setID for the Treasury Account Symbol.

Image: Fund Code page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Fund Code page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Fund Code page

Use this page to associate fund codes for the componentized internal TAS. Select a Fund Code by SetID.

Note: You can link more than one Fund Code to each componentized TAS (provided each Fund Code has a different setID); however, a Fund Code can be related to only one componentized TAS. You will receive the following error messages if your setup is incorrect: "Set ID xxxx has been entered" or "Fund Code xxxx has already been used".

TAS Formats Page

Use the TAS Formats page (TAS_FORMAT_DEFN) to displays the various derived TAS formats that are used as follows: String, GWA TAS, and Partial 224.

Image: TAS Formats page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the TAS Formats page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

TAS Formats page

This page displays the various TAS formats that are required to accommodate the U.S. Treasury's componentized TAS. This allows for the reporting of the TAS that is required when reporting cash transactions, using valid combinations of TAS/BETC that the Department of Treasury publishes when entering and reporting IPAC transactions.