New Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) Online Application

A new online application for the FIRE system, Information Returns (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC), is scheduled to launch on September 26. The new application will replace both the current and fill-in versions of Form 4419.

In order to access the new online IR Application for TCC, new users will be required to authenticate their identities and create a new account through IRS Secure Access.

FIRE is used for transmitting information returns and automatic extension requests to IRS. Anyone who files 250 or more Forms 1097, 1042-S, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, 8027, 8955-SSA, or W-2G for any calendar year must file their information returns electronically. Get details about the upcoming changes here.