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IRS’ Electronic Filing and e-Services

Use these helpful links to access information pertaining to Electronic Filing and e-Services.

Information Returns Processing
Website is designed to help you meet your Information Reporting Requirements. Included are help-line telephone numbers and direct links to aid you in reporting information returns. Also, information about how to file returns electronically or magnetically.

Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE)
FIRE is dedicated exclusively to the electronic filing of Forms 1042-S, 1098, 1099, 5498, 8027, W-2G, and Questionable Forms W-4.

Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Matching
TIN Matching is part of a suite of internet based pre-filing e-services that allow “authorized payers” the opportunity to match 1099 payee information against IRS records prior to filing information returns. This service may assist in improving the accuracy of Form 1099 data, and reduce subsequent penalties and error notices.

e-Services – Online Tools for Tax Professionals
e-Services is a suite of web-based tools that allow tax professionals and payers to complete certain transactions online with the IRS. The tools include Registration Services, e-file Application, Transcript Delivery and TIN Matching. These services are only available to approved IRS business partners as noted below and not to the public.

Reporting Agents - Online e-services
Reporting Agents (RAs), who are accepted IRS e-file participants, may access several of the IRS e-services Web-based products tailored to meet your client’s needs. The Reporting Agent services include Transcript Delivery System and reporting capability.

Publication 1187
Specifications for Filing Form, 1042-S, Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding, Electronically or Magnetically.

Publication 1220
Specifications for Filing Forms 1098, 1099, 5498, and W-2G Electronically or Magnetically.

Publication 2108-A
e-Services On-Line TIN Matching Program.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 07-May-2014