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The regulations under section 6011(e)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code provide that any person, including a corporation, partnership, individual, estate, and trust, who is required to file 250 or more Information Returns must file such returns electronically. Employers with 250 or more Annual Wage Reports to submit are also required to file electronically.


Electronic filers of Information Returns ("Transmitters") must have a valid Transmitter Control Code (TCC). If you require a TCC, you can apply for one on the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) website.


Electronic filers of Annual Wage Reports ("Submitters") must have a valid User Identification Number. If you require a User Id, Account Ability can help you obtain one by connecting you to the SSA Business Services Online (BSO) website where you can register. Submitters must complete the Submitter page of the Transmitter/Submitter Information dialog.


Account Ability includes an Integrated Browser ("Browser") which, by default, is used in place of your computer's web browser when connecting to the IRS FIRE System and/or SSA BSO. The Browser's Fill-in button eliminates the need to remember User Ids, Passwords, PINs, etc. by transferring information directly from the database to the web page. The Integrated Browser page of the Transmitter/Submitter Information dialog should be used to configure, or disable, the Browser.


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If you are required to file electronically and fail to do so, the Internal Revenue Service may impose a penalty.
If you are not required to file electronically, but choose to do so, do not submit the same returns on paper.
A TCC cannot be used to file Annual Wage Reports.
A User Id cannot be used to file Information Returns.