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Helpful Information for FIRE

Information Returns can be filed electronically, however, you must have software that can produce the file in the proper format as required by Publication 1220, Specifications for Filing Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, 8935, and W-2G Electronically.

IRS does not provide an electronic fill-in form option for filing information returns.

If you have software that can create the file in the proper format and you have a Transmitter Control Code (TCC), you can obtain more information by downloading Publication 3609, FIRE (Filing Information Returns Electronically).

For more information you may contact the Internal Revenue Service/Information Returns Branch (IRS/IRB) Customer Service Section, toll-free at 866-455-7438 or outside the U.S. at 1-304-263-8700.  IRS personnel are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. ET.   Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) can be reached at 1-304-579-4827.

Note: Forms W-2 are filed with the Social Security Administration (SSA). For more information log on to SSA's employer page.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 19-Sep-2013