FIRE Users Stunned: Legacy TCCs No Longer Valid, IRS Helpdesk Not Available

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The IRS has recently announced a significant change affecting all users of the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) system. Legacy TCCS (Transmitter Control Codes) are now obsolete. This update impacts a wide range of entities including any organization that is filing directly with the IRS as part of their yearly information reporting workflow. Overview of … Read more

IRS FIRE and IRIS Production Cutover Schedule Released for TY 2023

FIRE and IRIS Production Cutover Schedule Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the annual schedules for the FIRE and IRIS Production cutover/shutdown for Tax Year 2023 (Filing Season 2024). During these periods, all transmission activities, including corrections and replacements for FIRE and IRIS, will be temporarily halted. FIRE Production Cutover Schedules The temporary closure FIRE production will begin at 3:00 … Read more

IRS Announces New IR-TCC in Phase 2 of Plan to Update Legacy IRS FIRE TCC

IR-TCC Application

In a Quick Alert posted on June 15th, the IRS announced that it is pushing forward with its implementation of the new Information Returns Application for Transmitter Control Code (IR-TCC) standard for the FIRE System. This development is critical for existing FIRE system filers as these users will need to re-apply for a TCC using … Read more

IRS Paper Filing Threshold Dropped to Just 10 Forms for 2024

IRS Paper Filing Threshold Reduced to 10 Forms - 3 Stacked Books

Many institutions submit paper forms to the IRS for their year end filings, but these institutions may need to switch to electronic filing starting in 2024. The IRS recently published final regulations amending the rules for filing electronically which drastically reduced the paper filing threshold amount. Final Regulations On February 23, 2023, the Internal Revenue … Read more

1099 E-File: Early Sneak Preview of the IRS IRIS System

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On December 12, 2022, the IRS released early system specifications for the latest version of the Information Return Intake System, or IRIS, which is its e-file system for 1099 e-file information returns. This online system was made so that end users can e-file 1099 returns for free using a standard CSV file format or an … Read more

TLS 1.2+ Update for IRS AIR UI and A2A Services, Support Dropped for Older Browsers

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According to a Quick Alert released by the IRS, the AIR A2A and UI systems will be dropping support for TLS < 1.2 in the coming months. TLS is an encryption protocol that was designed to protect data as it’s being transferred across a network. Systems on the application layer provide encryption and decryption capabilities … Read more

IRS E-Services: 11 Services Affected by Migration

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After a major overhaul of the IRS E-Services login last year, the IRS is set to shake up the authentication and login of E-Services users yet again. In a QuickAlerts announcement in early May 2022, the IRS stated that they will be moving away from the cumbersome E-Services Secure Access platform and will instead partner … Read more