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COTAX Manual

Pursuit: automatic and clerical pursuit: functions: automatic pursuit

The table below tells you the function or functions to use in particular situations.

For details of how to access any of the COTAX functions select ‘Index Of Functions’ on the left of the screen.

On accessing the function, system Help is available to you at function, screen, field and error message levels.

Situation Function
To view the  
  • The interest calculation
  • Normal due date (Word 49KB) for a non Quarterly Instalment Payment case
  • Instalment due date (Word 42KB) for a Quarterly Instalment Payment case DINT (Display Interest Computation)
      To view the following details for an AP
  • Reminders and payment applications issued
  • The next pursuit action to be taken DPUR (Display Pursuit Action)
      To see a Banking Operations work list of cases where
  • A collectible amount has been outstanding for 6 months or more


  • A payment application has not been issued for over 3 months PURL (Prolonged Pursuit Cases List)
  • Set signals at AP level affecting clerical pursuit (Word 28KB) 


  • Issue payment applications RAPP (Revise AP Pursuit)  
      To record a suspension RSUS (Record / Amend Suspension)
      To set or unset the following pursuit signals for all APs  
  • Permanent Local Action
  • Inhibit

    • Reallocation and Repayments
    • Repayments
  • Correspondence To Agent RTPP (Revise Taxpayer Pursuit)
      To view for the AP
  • A summary of the payment position


  • Details on individual payments and other accounting postings VPPD (View Payment and Posting Details)