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IRS requires existing TCC holders to reapply using the new IR application

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The following is an announcement from the IRS:

Beginning September 2022, IRS will transition filers who received their FIRE Transmitter Control Codes(TCC) prior to September 26, 2021, to the new Information Returns Application for Transmitter Control Code (IR-TCC). As part of this transition, Form 4419, Revise Existing TCC for FIRE, will be phased out effective August 1, 2022. Your TCC will remain valid for use until August 1, 2023, after that date, any FIRE TCC that does not have a completed IR-TCC Application will be dropped and will not be available for e-file.

What you need to do:

  • Beginning in September 2022, access the IR-TCC Application to submit your application and update your information.
    Note: You will have to validate your identity using the latest IRS authentication process.
  • If you do not plan to immediately complete the IR TCC application, you must take the following actions:
    • By August 1, 2022, ensure the information on your application (submitted via Form 4419) contains the current contact’s name, current email address and current telephone number. Also, please verify the company’s current legal name is correct (spelling, abbreviations, special characters and spacing) to match IRS records.
      IMPORTANT - If your legal business name isn’t correct, you won’t be able to log into the FIRE System to file electronically. These changes must be received by August 1, 2022, to ensure the information can be updated timely. Once the transition is complete, the Form 4419, Revise Existing TCC for FIRE, will no longer be available. You’ll need to complete the online IR Application for TCC process to make updates to your application.
    • By August 1, 2023, you must complete the new IR-TCC Application process to continue to file electronically and retain use of your current TCC(s). If you complete the IR-TCC Application after this date you will be issued new TCC(s).

In September 2022, the IRS will begin requiring all existing TCC holders to reapply, as part of Phase 2 of the rollout of the new IR application. This affects all TC holders who applied before September 26, 2021.

  • Reapply between September 2022 and August 1, 2023 using the new IR application.
  • TCC's that have not been reapplied for will still be good for the 2022 tax season but not the 2023 tax season
  • By August 1, 2022, you will need to validate your identity using the latest IRS authentication process.

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