Our Colombia subsidiary is implementing a credit card along with a transaction feed. We are wondering how others deal with the requirement to include a merchant tax ID number at the entry level when the transaction arrives from a feed.
A simple list is maintained, with form fields for the vendor and tax ID on the various entry forms, but a transaction feed presents the possibility of a large number of vendor names.
Has anyone found a way to automate this? Is the Tax ID available from a Visa feed? I don't see it in the download of the transaction file.
No, I did not. As time has gone on, I've found that this hasn't been the problem I thought it would be. Occasionally I get a new number to add to the simple list, but I find that most of the time, users choose a "N/A" entry and that isn't questioned downstream.