Helpful Information for FIRE


Information Returns can be filed electronically.  You must have software that can produce the file in the proper format as outlined in:

Effective September 26, 2021, Form 4419, Application for Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) Transmitter Control Code (TCC) Fill In option has been replaced by the online Information Return (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC).  Information for the IR Application for TCC is located on the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) webpage.

Form 8809, Extension of Time to File Information Returns is also available as a Fill-in Form.  IRS does not provide an electronic fill-in form option for filing information returns. 

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

Contact the IRS for information return and electronic filing assistance Monday through Friday

866-455-7438 Toll Free

304-263-8700 International

The IRS welcomes calls via your choice of relay. Deaf or hard of hearing taxpayers using a relay service may call any of our toll-free numbers.

The numbers listed above cannot provide assistance with individual taxpayer returns or account related issues. For assistance options, see Help & Resources