a format

a format

[′ā ′fȯr‚mat]
(computer science)
A nonexecutable statement in FORTRAN which permits alphanumeric characters to be transmitted in a manner similar to numeric data.
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Businesses are concerned that at some point in the future a Revenue Canada auditor may deny input tax credits because a record otherwise unnecessary for managing the taxpayer's business either is not retained for tax purposes or, more likely, is retained in a format that the auditor is unfamiliar with or uncomfortable accepting for audit purposes.