The US Internal Revenue Service refers to IRS Publication 6209 for codes that are used for automatic data processing and integrated data renewal system. It’s a file with 613 pages approximately that explain in detail each and every code used in IRS.
What is IRS 6209?
It is basically a catalogue of codes used in IRS computer system. The codes are associated with the files such as Individual Master File (IMF), Business Master File (BMF), Non-master File (NMF), Employee Plans Master Files (EPMF) and AMDISA which IRS maintains on you and me.
Sections of IRS 6209:
Sections in IRS Publication 6209 are –
IRS Publication 6209 Section One to Three: Section one is a glossary (an alphabetical list of technical terms) that elucidates nature of charges, abbreviations, acronyms and definitions of terms used by IRS. Section two deals with various tax returns and forms outlining the nature of charges, list of return and form numbers, due date of returns along with extension forms. The third section is all about tax return information, listing of nature of charges, employee disclosure responsibilities, master file returns, processing codes, computer condition codes, IMF computer condition codes, return processing codes (EPMF) etc, to name a few.
IRS Publication 6209 Section Four: It relates to the document locator number and explains nature of charges, DLN composition, campus and file location codes, individual master file (IMF), modernized e-file and so on.
IRS Publication 6209 Section Five: Section five of IRS Publication 6209 relates to debtor master file, nature of charges, background, TOP offsets, TOP offset bypass indicators, debtor master file research, TOP and DMF source and resource codes.
IRS Publication 6209 Other Sections: Section 6 deals in initiating and monitoring refund check tracking action, section 7 is about automated non-master file and section 8 comprises all master file codes of the IRS. Section 9 holds notices and its codes of the IRS; section 10 talks about federal tax deposit system while section 11 deals with the collection of taxes by the IRS. Section 12 holds examination of IRS on different types of taxpayers; section 13 relates to appeals and TE/GE. Section 14 enumerates integrated data revival system and section 15 takes charge of customer account data engine while online corporate files are maintained by section 16.
IRS Publication 6209 Section Seventeen: It is related to service centre recognition and / or image processing system which is otherwise known as SCRIPS. Section 18 sets forth Julian date, cycle and notice calendars of IRS.
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