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HMRC internal manual

COTAX Manual

Pursuit: automatic and clerical pursuit: functions: pursuit at the debt management office

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 details of a company’s APs DAPD (Display AP Details)
To view 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 display pursuit action DPUR (Display pursuit action)
      To view details of any periods of suspension DSUS (Display Suspension History)
      To prevent or reinstate the automatic issue of reminders and payment applications RAPP (Revise AP Pursuit)
      To calculate and raise an interest charge RMIC (Revise Manual Interest Charge)
      To record, amend or cancel a suspension of the collectible amount 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)
      To see details of
  • Company name and address
  • Which HMRC offices deal with the company
  • Which agent is acting
  • Communication address
  • Acting in capacity details
  • Case Notes
  • Bank and / or Nominee Details VTPR (View Taxpayer)