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Governmentwide Treasury Account Symbol Adjusted Trial Balance System (GTAS)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What can I do to best ensure that my ATB file is successfully processed the first time?
    First, ensure your Adjusted Trial Balance (ATB) file is in the standard bulk file format. See http://fms.treas.gov/gtas/bulk-file.html for additional information.

    If you would like to submit a bulk file with a number of TASís, it is best to group each TAS together by the TAS Components (Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier, Agency Identifier, Beginning Period of Availability, Ending Period of Availability, Availability Type Code, Main Account Code and Sub Account Code) on your file.

  2. How can I tell if my ATB file has been successfully processed?
    You can check the My ATB Status page to identify whether your file has been processed or not. If your TAS is still processing, it will be on the Not Submitted tab. Furthermore, if TASís from your bulk file are still in processing, the system will display a message in My ATB Status outlines in red stating, ďOne or more of your assigned TAS are being processed.Ē You can then click on the View Details link in order to see the TAS that are still processing. Once the TAS has processed successfully, it will drop off from the ďTAS in ProgressĒ area. If the TAS has completed processing, the TAS will land on the Failed Validations, Failed Edits, or Passed Required Edits tabs. The Upload Date and User ID fields will be populated with the date the bulk file was uploaded and the User ID of the Preparer. You can also search by TAS to view the Submission Status.

    If you do not see your TAS, or if your TAS is still on the Not Submitted tab, it is likely that your ATB file is still processing. Check back periodically for an updated upload status, and resubmit the following day if you still do not see your TAS.

  3. What do I need to know about resubmitting my ATB file?
    If you are resubmitting your ATB file, resubmit for each TAS. If your TAS is already certified and you resubmit, it will no longer be in a certified status, and you will need to re-certify.

  4. When is the deadline for submitting my ATB files and certifying my TAS?
    Please refer to the GTAS Reporting Window Schedule at http://www.fms.treas.gov/gtas/reporting_schedule.html.

  5. Should I submit for all of my TASís?
    You should submit for most of your TASís. At this time, there is no need to submit C-TASís. C-TASís are not required for reporting purposes and the GTAS system has not been enhanced to handle them all properly.

  6. What to keep in mind when running my SF133 report?
    Please be aware that currently in GTAS, the SF 133 is a quarterly report (Periods 03, 06, 09, and 12). What this means is that you will only see data on the report for quarterly reporting information. We have discussed the importance in making a change to allow the SF 133 to run on a monthly basis and look forward to making that available in the future.

   Last Updated:  April 28, 2014