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Chapter 1000

INTRODUCTION (T/L 678)

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This part prescribes procedures and forms Government departments, agencies, corporations, and others concerned use to make deposits for credit to the account of the U.S. Treasury (Treasury) and other related matters.

Section 1010—Scope and Applicability

Government departments, agencies, corporations, and others concerned use the procedures and forms prescribed in TFM Volume I, Part 5, to make deposits for credit to Treasury’s account and for other related matters.

The following TFM Volume I, Part 2, chapters contain procedures Federal agencies use to report deposit documents to Treasury:

  • Chapter 3100: Instructions for Disbursing Officers’ Reports;

    AND

  • Chapter 3300: Statement of Transactions (FMS 224) Reporting by Agencies for Which the Treasury Disburses;

Section 1015—Authority

The Secretary of the Treasury has reporting responsibility as set forth in 31 United States Code 331 and 3513. Other statutes and Executive Orders specifically place regulatory responsibility with Treasury for other subject matter covered in the TFM.

Section 1020—Contacts Page

The Contacts page of each chapter directs users to the organization(s) responsible for the technical content of the chapter. The first contact is the area with ownership responsible for the chapter. If the chapter contains specific or technical material relating to other areas, the Contacts page also includes the contact information for those areas.

For questions regarding a TFM chapter, users should contact the responsible area listed on the Contacts page.

Section 1025—Forms

1025a—Electronic Forms

In compliance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act requirement that Federal agencies provide electronic options for transactions with Government, FMS has done the following:

  • Created electronic formats for data submissions to and transactions with Treasury.

  • Supported a business environment where electronic processes are becoming more common.

FMS has developed a Web site at http://www.fms.treas.gov/forms.html that includes some FMS-produced forms to support products and services. Unless exempted by law or FMS, all departments and agencies use standard accounting and reporting forms and related procedures, including those the Government Accountability Office has prescribed.

1025b—TFM Forms

The following forms are used for TFM release updates, new TFM releases, TFM release certification, and TFM release rescission:

  • FMS 481: TFM Release Initiation, Clearance, and Approval—The FMS 481 is used to initiate a TFM release update and to document the final clearance and approval.

  • FMS 7034: TFM Release Certification—The FMS 7034 is used to certify the currency of TFM releases that are 2 years old or older.

  • FMS 485: TFM Request To Rescind (Without Revision or Replacement)—The FMS 485 is used to rescind a TFM release.

Section 1030—Distribution

Users may access the TFM via the Internet at http://www.fms.treas.gov/tfm.


CONTACTS

Direct inquiries concerning this chapter to:

TFM Staff
U.S. Standard General Ledger Advisory Division
Governmentwide Accounting
Financial Management Service
Department of the Treasury
3700 East-West Highway, Room 221A
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Email: tfm@fms.treas.gov


Transmittal Letter No. 678

Volume I

To: Heads of Government Departments, Agencies, and Others Concerned

1. Purpose

This transmittal letter releases revised TFM Volume I, Part 5, Chapter 1000: Introduction. This part prescribes procedures and forms Government departments, agencies, corporations, and others concerned use to make deposits for credit to the account of the U.S. Treasury and other related matters.

2. Page Changes

Remove Insert
Table of Contents for Part 5 (T/L 677) Table of Contents for Part 5
I TFM 5-1000 (T/L 656) I TFM 5-1000

3. Effective Date

This transmittal letter is effective immediately.

4. Inquiries

Direct questions concerning this transmittal letter to the TFM staff members via email to tfm@fms.treas.gov.

David A. Lebryk's Signature

David A. Lebryk
Commissioner
Date: March 27, 2012