OBG and ODT have developed a tool to help businesses who want to utilize the full UUT-1 file upload (csv or txt formats) option to prepare for its availability in 2011. Businesses may, at their option, use this tool to validate systems that produce files containing a full UUT-1 return for upload. Businesses will then have the opportunity to correct any formatting issues prior to uploading and filing a real return in the production OBG system. Final validations of a return can be performed only when uploading and filing a return on OBG.
To review the file format specifications, select this link. When a file containing a UUT-1 return is ready for testing, use this tool to upload the file and check that the file is properly formatted and readable. This tool DOES NOT do math checks or specific account number validations to identify errors.
To start the upload, simply “Browse” to and select the file to be validated. Then select the “Start Validation” button. The tool will then report any format errors and advise whether the file has passed or failed the validation check.
Note: Because of the fixed-file format, any errors, duplicates, or omissions of data values may cause the tool to identify multiple errors on subsequent lines. Users should analyze and correct the first reported error and then re-run the tool. While county line items are not displayed after validation, the format is validated and any county line item error messages will be displayed along with the corresponding line item number.