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Introduction to the Document Location Number ( DLN). Self-study . What is a DLN. IRM 3.12.3.2.2.1  (01-01-2014) Document Locator Number The document locator number (DLN) is a unique number assigned to every return processed by the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Systems.

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what is a dln
What is a DLN
  • IRM 3.12.3.2.2.1  (01-01-2014)Document Locator Number
  • The document locator number (DLN) is a unique number assigned to every return processed by the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Systems.
  • The DLN is used to control, identify and locate a document.
  • Always make certain that the DLN on the Error Screen matches the DLN of the document before making any corrections to the screen display. IRM 3.12.3.2.2.1.3.
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3.12.3.2.2.1  (01-01-2014)Document Locator Number

  • The document locator number (DLN) is a unique number assigned to every return processed by the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Systems.
  • The DLN is used to control, identify and locate a document.
  • Always make certain that the DLN on the Error Screen matches the DLN of the document before making any corrections to the screen display. IRM 3.12.3.2.2.1.3.

3.12.3.2.2.1.1  (01-01-2014)Julian Date

  • A Julian date is the numeric day of the year. For example, April 15, 2014, is Julian Date 105, the 105th day of 2014.
  • The sixth, seventh and eighth digits of a DLN make up the Julian date.

3.12.3.2.2.1.2  (01-01-2014)Sequence Number

The twelfth and thirteenth digits of the DLN are the sequence number.

    • Returns in a block are numbered from "00" to "99" .
    • The maximum number of returns in a numbered block is 100.
    • Numbered returns in a block must stay in sequence number order.
4 document locator number
4 Document Locator Number
  • 4.1 Nature of Changes
  • 4.2 DLN Composition
  • 4.3 Campus and File Location Codes
  • 4.4 Individual Master File (IMF) Electronically Filed Returns General
  • 4.5 1040 Online Filing Program
  • 4.6 Modernized e-File
  • 4.7 EFTPS
  • 4.8 Master File and Non-Master File Tax Account Codes
  • 4.9 Reduce Unnecessary Filers (RUF) Program DLN
  • 4.10 Master File Endorsement Data
  • 4.11 IDRS Sequence Number
  • 4.12 Residual Remittance Processing System (RRPS)
  • 4.13 Color Code for DLN
  • 4.14 Returns Processing Adjustment Blocking Series
  • 4.15 How to Identify the DLN of the Return
  • 4.16 Forms 2275, 4251 and 5546
  • 4.17 Priorities
  • 4.18 Requesting Returns Through the IDRS
  • 4.19 Attachments to Returns
dln explanation
DLN Explanation
  • Each part of this number has a meaning
  • First 2 digits is the Field Location Code.
  • The third digit is Tax Class
  • The fourth and fifth digits is the Document Code
  • The 6th – 8th digit is the Julian Date
  • The 9th – 11th digit is the Block Series
  • The 12th and 13th digit is Serial # (number of documents)
  • The 14th number is the List Year
dln example full dln 07217 127 26091 5 normal 0 7 2 17 127 260 91 5 exploded
DLN Example – Full DLN07217-127-26091-5 (normal)07 2 17 – 127 – 260 91 – 5 (exploded)
  • Using the 6209 Manual you can look up each of these codes to understand what they mean.
    • Field Location Code or Campus Code = 07
    • Tax Class = 2
    • Document Code = 17
    • Julian Date = 127
    • Blocking Code = 260
    • Serial Number = 91
    • List Year = 5
dln campus 07 2 17 127 260 91 5
DLN - Campus072 17 – 127 – 260 91 - 5
  • Using the 6209 Manual look up the Field Location Code or Campus Code for 07.
  • Atlanta Campus
  • On Page 67 of 613 of the 6209 Manual
  • In Section 4-3
dln tax class 07 2 17 127 260 91 5
DLN – Tax Class07 217 – 127 – 260 91 - 5
  • Using the 6209 Manual look up the Tax Class 2
  • Income Tax
  • Page 65 of 613 of the 6209 Manual
  • In Section 4-1
dln document code 07 2 17 127 260 91 5
DLN – Document Code 07 2 17– 127 – 260 91 - 5
  • Using the 6209 Manual you can look up each of these codes to understand what they mean.
  • 17 = Document Code for a TC 460
  • Page 129 of 613 of the 6209 Manual
  • In Section 8-19
dln julian date 07 2 17 127 260 91 5
DLN - Julian Date07 2 17 – 127– 260 91 - 5
  • Using the 6209 Manual you can look up the Julian Date.
  • Julian Date
  • 127 = May 7, 2010
  • Page 591 of 613 of the 6209 Manual
  • In Section 18-6
dln blocking code 07 2 17 127 260 91 5
DLN – Blocking Code07 2 17 – 127 – 26091 - 5
  • Using the 6209 Manual you can look the blocking code to understand what they mean.
  • 260 is the Blocking Code
  • 260 = Forms 1040X processed by Document Perfection
  • Page 79 of 613 of the 6209 Manual
  • In Section 14-15
dln serial number 07 2 17 127 260 91 5
DLN – Serial Number07 2 17 – 127 – 260 91- 5
  • Using the 6209 Manual you can lookup what this means.
  • 91 is the Serial Numbers
  • Page 66 of 638 pages.
  • In Section 4-2
  • Serial Numbers is the maximum number of records within a block is 100 and they are serially numbered from 00 thru 99.
  • In other words in this DLN there should be 92 documents to support this entry.
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