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Formato Universal de la Tesorería

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21:26 Mar 5, 2012
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Spanish term or phrase: Formato Universal de la Tesorería
Mexico

This is a form of the Federal District Government of Mexico. It relates to car ownership and registration taxes. What would be the best way of translating "Universal" here? Would it be best to translate it rather loosely as "Official"?

Thanks in advance.
Ruth Ramsey
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:51


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3 +1Universal Treasury Form
Jessica Noyes


  

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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Universal Treasury Form


Explanation:
--Obviously "universal format" is the King's English. Here is a quotation from Oxford: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/finance/purchasing/p2p/oraclefpr/ "There is a single, universal format of Purchase Order. No other type of printed purchase order will be deemed to be an official University Purchase Order."
The phrase "universal format" comes up quite often.
To me the bigger question would be "format" versus "form"-- perhaps "form" in this case



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Note added at 5 days (2012-03-11 14:36:09 GMT)
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Yes, I like "tax payment" form.

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Note added at 5 days (2012-03-11 14:36:47 GMT)
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It is clearer to the reader for sure.

Jessica Noyes
United States
Local time: 19:51
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Notes to answerer
Asker: I definitely think "form". If it's for universal use, I just wondered whether it would be more idiomatic to refer to it as an official form, which would indicate that it's the only one to be used. Maybe it's better to keep it literal though, as you suggest.

Asker: I think that "Official/Government Tax Payment Form" may work better here. Thanks anyway!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ayana: yes, i agree with 'form', as well: Formato Universal de la Tesorería 2007, http://www.asf.edu.mx/Institutional/Employment/Resources.htm...
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