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Tax control message
This specification provides the definition of the Tax control message (TAXCON) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1. Functional definition
A Tax control message is used to enable the transmission of summary and control data for tax purposes. It is used to summarise and control the taxes (e.g. VAT) or duty which applies to a batch or batches of related messages.
1.2. Field of application
The Tax control message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.
The message meets control needs imposed by administrations and can be used by individual users for their own control purposes.
The summary and control information is sent by the sender of tax related messages so the recipient may:
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.
3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
3.1. Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.
4. MESSAGE DEFINITION
4.1. Segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.
4.1.1. Header section
Information to be provided in the Header section:
0010 UNH, Message header
A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Tax control message is TAXCON.
Note: Tax control messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:
0020 BGM, Beginning of message
A segment carrying the identity of the type of document and the reference number. In this case it would be the file reference number for tax control report.
0030 DTM, Date/time/period
This segment specifies the date and time of preparation of the Tax control message. Other dates related to the whole message may be specified at this point.
This group is used to specify references that relate to the whole message.
0050 RFF, Reference
This segment identifies relevant references, such as the previous Tax control message between the trading partners.
0060 DTM, Date/time/period
This segment specifies the date and time of the reference in the preceding reference segment.
This segment is used to identify the tax entities involved in the interchange. It could also be used to identify the controlling tax administration.
0080 NAD, Name and address
This segment identifies the names and addresses of the two registered tax entities i.e. the sender and the recipient of the message. The segment may also identify the controlling tax administration.
0090 RFF, Reference
This segment is used to send tax references which may identify the party specified in the preceding segment, such as a tax registration number issued by the relevant tax administration.
4.1.2. Detail section
Information to be provided in the Detail section:
0100 UNS, Section control
This segment separates the header information from the detailed control information. It will have the value D.
This segment group carries all the control values.
0120 RFF, Reference
A segment specifying the relevant reference numbers to identify the source file, i.e. the file that provides all data for the batch of related messages. This may be the file generation number and the file version number.
0130 DTM, Date/time/period
This segment may be used to give the date of preparation of the file identified in the preceding reference segment.
This group identifies the type of tax related messages and specifies the control totals for each type.
0150 DOC, Document/message details
A segment to identify documents by transaction type, to enable the tax type and values within those documents to be summarized. For example, the segment would be used to specify credit notes in a separate occurrence from commercial invoices.
0160 MOA, Monetary amount
This segment gives the relevant monetary values per message type being summarised.
0170 CNT, Control total
This segment gives relevant control quantities. In this case the number of documents of the type indicated in the preceding document/message details segment.
This group identifies the type of tax and the relevant tax information relating to the type of tax for the batch of messages of the type specified in the preceding document/message details segment.
0190 TAX, Duty/tax/fee details
This segment specifies the duty/tax category or type and relevant details, eg. tax percentage.
0200 MOA, Monetary amount
This segment gives the relevant monetary values relating to the tax type and rate identified in the tax segment. These will usually be:
- the total value of the goods and services (i.e. the amount on which the tax is assessed).
- the total tax monetary amount calculated for this tax type and rate.
0210 UNT, Message trailer
A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message (including the UNH & UNT) and the control reference number of the message.
4.2. Segment index (alphabetical sequence by tag)
4.3. Message structure
4.3.1. Segment table
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