Applying for an IRIS Transmitter Control Code (TCC)

Greg Hatfield Updated by Greg Hatfield

The IRS Information Return Intake System (IRIS) portal was opened in early 2023 and allows filers to submit Information Returns (1098, 1099s, W2-G) to the IRS electronically. Forms may be completed manually online or a CSV file containing the form information may be uploaded. Either way, users may review, edit, and submit the returns to the IRS, as well as print recipient copies.
IRIS will eventually replace IRS FIRE but for now both system can be used. However, FIRE will not be leaving soon.

For tax year 2022 only 1099 filing was available. For tax year 2023, it is anticipated that Forms 1098 and W-2G will also fileable.

IRIS has two filing methods: the Taxpayer Portal and Application to Application (A2A). CFS Payroll System will support CSV file upload to the Portal.

CFS Payroll System will NOT support A2A. A2A is used by software companies who transmit returns and large bulk filers, and requires direct transmission from the transmitter's computer to the IRS and retrieval of acknowledgements. CFS does not receive and transmit our customer's data and the IRS method of A2A transmission makes it unfeasible for our users to be the A2A transmitter using our software.

Choose Taxpayer Portal - to manually enter 1099's for smaller filers or simple upload csv file. Up to 100 records can be filed at a time.

Applying for an IRIS Portal TCC

In order for users to login to IRIS to file 1099s, they need to apply for a TCC, even if they already have a FIRE TCC. The IRIS application is similar to the IR application to get a FIRE TCC. Users can review the FIRE TCC help is they encounter problems or need further help.

To apply for an IRIS TCC use this link.

When completing the application be sure to do the following:

Role - Choose Transmitter

Forms - Choose Form 1099 Series

Transmission Method - Choose Portal

After receiving your IRIS TCC you may user this link to log in to IRIS.
Use this link for an IRIS tutorial: How to Use the Information Returns Portal

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