Galileo & Worldspan- Introduction of Alpha Numeric Tax Codes (updated!)


Overview PA 1481 Introduction of Alpha Numeric Tax Codes PA 1481 (version 06) 

Issue History: Version 01 – Issued - 20-May-12 , Version 02 – Issued - 28-May-12, Version 03 – Issued - 29-Jun-12
Version 04 – Issued - 09-Jul-12; Version 05 – Issued - 06-Aug-12
Reason for Issuing version 06: New Load to Production and Load to Copy dates for ARNE; Extension of the alpha numeric test tax code data will be available for testing through to August 24, 2012.

Travelport will fully process, display and transmit any new IATA alpha/numeric tax codes and output the applicable taxes including any with a new alpha/numeric code in the tax line and in the XT tax breakdown, if applicable.

Travelport will not be prepared to accept ANY Numeric/Alpha tax codes at this time including those that individual carriers have reserved for their own use. There is no scheduled date for Travelport to accept Numeric/Alpha or Numeric/Numeric tax codes.

New alpha/numeric tax codes will also be reflected on Travelport issued tickets as well as Filed Fares, Stored Fare Quotes, Ticketing Records and MIR/TAIR.

For customers who parse through data, alpha/numeric tax codes may have an impact because the tax value is also numeric.

Customer Benefit

  • Acceptance and processing of any new IATA alpha/numeric tax codes
  • Customers who currently have access to the test system will be able to test their internal systems for acceptance and processing of alpha numeric tax codes using the fictitious alpha numeric tax codes.
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