Update – Phase 2 of the Information Returns (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC) Transition
Audience: Payroll Industry, Tax Professionals, Small Business and Self Employed, Tax Exempt and Government Entities, Financial Institutions
Customers must take action now to keep their existing TCCs active.
The IRS is continuing its transition to the new Information Returns TCC (IR-TCC) Application for Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) for customers who received their TCC(s) prior to September 26, 2021.
FIRE TCC holders who submitted their TCC Application prior to September 26, 2021, must submit and complete the IR-TCC Application by August 1, 2023. Your TCC will remain active for use until August 1, 2023. After that date, any FIRE TCC that does not have a completed IR-TCC Application will be dropped and will not be available for e-file. Visit Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE), ‘What’s New’ – IR TCC Application for FIRE, for more information.
What are the benefits?
The online application allows easier application updates, including requesting additional TCCs, and provides more control over who has access to your TCC(s).
What do you need to do?
Prior to August 1, 2023, take the following steps:
- Validate your identity using the current IRS Credential Service Provider (CSP) if you’ve not already done so.
- Log into the IR Application for TCC.
- Complete the online application.
Note: Your TCC(s) issued prior to September 26, 2021, will automatically be added to your completed application.
We encourage you to complete the transition as soon as possible.