FIRE System login changes

Eric Updated by Eric

The following information is from the IRS from January 21, 2022:

Reminder: The Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) System login now requires additional information. You are required to enter your Transmitter Control Code (TCC), EIN and legal business name exactly how it is spelled and/or abbreviated in the FIRE System.

CFS Tip: If your company name is not accepted, try entering it with all uppercase with no punctuation.

When logging in, if you receive an error message upon entering your legal business name stating the “Information provided is not correct”, you can:

• Contact the Responsible Official who submitted Form 4419, Application for Transmitter Control Code to File Information Returns Electronically (FIRE), for the business, and ask for the exact business legal name that was used on the application.

• Contact the Responsible Official and ask them to provide you the legal business name from the online IR Application for TCC, if your TCC was issued on or after September 26, 2021.

• Contact the help desk to obtain the exact business name as it appears in the FIRE System. A responsible person for the business must be able to verify they are authorized to receive the information. The Technical Services Operation help desk can be reached at:

  • 866-455-7438 Toll-free
  • 304-263-8700 International
  • 304-579-4827 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD)

• If your TCC was issued prior to September 26, 2021, and the steps above did not work, contact the Responsible Official and ask them to them to submit a paper Form 4419 to update your business name.

CFS Tip: The Company Name is typically the Legal Business Name you used when applying for your TCC (or as you’ve updated through Form 4419). It generally should not include punctuation or special symbols (with the exception of the ampersand (“&”) or hyphen (“-“).

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