Transmitter Information

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Transmitters of Information Returns must complete the Transmitter (IRS) page of the Transmitter/Submitter Information dialog. Account Ability uses this information to create the Transmitter (T) record for information returns reported electronically through the IRS FIRE System.


Transmitter Information

Transmitter (IRS) Information


bullet_boxName, street address, city, state, and ZIP code ("TRANSMITTER")

Enter the legal name associated with the Employer Identification Number (EIN) and the complete address of the organization that will submit electronic files through the IRS FIRE System.


bullet_boxCompany associated with problem media or electronic files

Enter the name and address of the company to receive correspondence relating to problem media. If the company associated with problem media is the same as the TRANSMITTER, click the Copy name and address button, which will appear as the cursor enters this group.


bullet_boxContact name, 10-digit telephone with extension, and e-mail ("CONTACT")

This group contains the name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the person to be contacted if IRS/IRB encounters problems with an electronic transmission.


Name | Telephone: The dividing bar displayed in this field separates the contact name from the telephone number. The contact name is entered to the left of the dividing bar; the telephone number to the right. When entering the telephone number, omit hyphens and follow the number with an optional extension. For example, the telephone number 631-249-7744, ext. 3321, would be entered as 63124977443321.
E-mail: Enter the contact's e-mail address.


bullet_boxEmployer Identification Number ("EIN")

Enter the Employer Identification Number (EIN), Qualified Intermediary Number (QI-EIN), Withholding Partnership Number (WP-EIN), or Withholding Trust Number (WT-EIN) of the organization transmitting the electronic files. Social Security Numbers (SSN) are not permitted


bullet_boxIRS FIRE TCC

Enter your IRS FIRE Transmitter Control Code (TCC) for filing forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498 and W-2G.


bullet_boxApply for TCC or File Form 4419

If you don't already have a FIRE Transmitter Control Code (TCC), Account Ability displays an Apply for TCC button that will direct you to the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) website where you can apply for one. Otherwise, Account Ability displays a File Form 4419 button that can be used to revise the Legal name, Business mailing address, or Contact information for existing Transmitter Control Codes received before September 26, 2021.


note Notes


Use the Roll Forward button to roll forward 2020 transmitter information.
The Roll Forward button will be disabled once this dialog is complete.
You can file for multiple companies using a single TCC.
An IRS FIRE TCC cannot be used to file ACA Forms 1094/1095.
An IRS FIRE TCC cannot be used to file forms W-2, W-2c.