Finding the TCC online - Do I have a FIRE IR TCC?

Suzette Ciplickas Updated by Suzette Ciplickas

Rather than waiting for the approval letter to arrive, the FIRE TCC may be viewed online.

  1. Log into your IR FIRE TCC Application using your username and password.
  2. On the Select your Organization page, click Individual.
    Note that before selecting “Individual”, you may see a new “Organization Role” with “IR TCC” (Application Type) below.  If so, Selecting that (instead of “Individual”) is appropriate; either selection will bring you to the “External Services Authorization Management” webpage.
  3. Click on the eyeball icon to view your application.
If you do not see “IR TCC” as an option, you may not have submitted your application successfully.  Call the FIRE System for help: 866-455-7438
  1. If your application shows as "Completed", it should contain your new FIRE TCC 5 digit number. You may need to scroll down towards the bottom.
    If it shows “Submitted Pending Review”, try again for the next few days. If it persists for many days after complete submission, call the IRS FIRE Tech Support line: (866) 455-7438. Note that although the application can take up to 45 days for IRS approval, hold ups are often because they are unable to verify some of your information.
  2. If your TCC is present and status active, you are ready to register on the FIRE website. See Creating an IRS FIRE account.
    Be sure to read below about state e-filing requirements.
    The FIRE website closes down near the end of November annually and does not reopen until the first or second week of January.  

    In 2023 it closes November 26th or 27th, and reopens about January 7th, 2024.  If it is closed, be sure to register there as soon as possible in January!

Your “CF/SF Approved” column stands for “Combined Federal & State Filing Program” and should say “No”.  Payroll System is NOT part of the CF/SF program. 

If your state requires 1099 e-filing, you will ALSO have to Register with your State and upload your 1099’s to the appropriate website.

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