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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 – Products Now Available
E-services is a suite of web-based products that will allow tax professionals and payers to do business with the IRS electronically. These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from just about any computer with an internet connection. New products are now available, including the on-line e-file application.

Reporting Agents
Note: Beginning May 2007, Reporting Agents, who are accepted participants in IRS e-file, will be provided access to TDS and EAR products tailored to meet their reporting needs. Individual users must be employed by the Reporting Agent and be identified on the e-file application as a Principal, Principal Consent, Responsible Official, or Delegated User, in order to receive requested information under the Reporting Agent’s taxpayer authorization. Further details can be obtained on our News from RAF web page.

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: 18-Nov-2013