Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2013-38 

September 16, 2013 

Announcement 2013-40

Changes to Information Return Publications and Electronic Filing (FIRE) Testing Date


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Beginning in 2013, the guidance for electronic filing information returns will cease to be issued as Revenue Procedures and will be available as publications on www.irs.gov:

  • Publication 1220 for Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, 8935, and W-2G will be available by mid to late September 2013

  • Publication 1239 for Form 8027 will be available by September 30, 2013

  • Publication 4810 for Form 8955-SSA will be available by September 30, 2013

  • Publication 1187 for Form 1042-S will be available by September 30, 2013

  • Publication 1516 for Form 8596 will be available by September 30, 2013

The website for information returns on www.irs.gov has been redesigned and will be available by September 30, 2013. The website will contain links to the above publications, record specifications and layouts, and other helpful information for filing information returns. To access the website go to www.irs.gov and search on ‘filing information returns ’.

The test system for Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) will be available beginning on November 12, 2013.


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