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Creating Form 8809 Extension files

Overview. Create electronic Form 8809 extension files and manually upload them to the IRS FIRE website to file your extensions. CFS Payroll System creates electronic extension files only for the form…

Eric
Updated 1 year ago by Eric

E-File Format Error W2 and 1099

Some agencies (BSO and certain states) want the file that is uploaded to be named with a.txt at the end of the filename. Make sure the saved file name has a.txt before submitting. How to fix Error wi…

Suzette Ciplickas
Updated 10 months ago by Suzette Ciplickas

E-Filing: Copying and pasting file name and path

A part of uploading files electronically where users often get stuck is finding the path for the file they want to upload. Payroll System makes it very simple by automatically copying the file name a…

Eric
Updated 10 months ago by Eric

E-Filing: Create a Cover Letter

Let your clients know that you electronically filed. Change Select Program to Display to W-2/1099 Information Returns.. In the Module Library, scroll down to the Cover Letter module and double-click…

Eric
Updated 1 year ago by Eric

FIRE System login changes

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 e…

Eric
Updated 2 weeks ago by Eric

Find Client

Find Client. The Find Client dialog is accessed from the UTILITIES menu on the Module Library screen (hotkey is SHIFT-F2 ). A user may locate clients quickly in the list by entering text for which to…

Nina Tchistiakova
Updated 9 months ago by Nina Tchistiakova

Handling omitted payees when 1099's or W-2's are added after transmission

Usually W-2 and 1099 forms are completed, created, saved and transmitted at the same time. However, if new W-2 or 1099 forms need to be filed after the original files are transmitted, the program wil…

Eric
Updated 9 months ago by Eric

IRS FIRE System is down for maintenance for a month every winter

The IRS Fire System will be down for annual updates November 25, 2022 and return from winter maintenance on January 6, 2023. The IRS File Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) system is down for…

Eric
Updated 1 week ago by Eric

IRS requires existing TCC holders to complete the new IR application

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 Inf…

Eric
Updated 1 month ago by Eric

Is the IRS website down?

We sometimes take calls from our e-file users asking if the IRS website (MeF, E-Services, FIRE system, etc.) is down. Since it's beyond the scope of our software there's not much we can do about it,…

Eric
Updated 10 months ago by Eric

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