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Filing information returns electronically (FIRE)

November 8th, 2013 No comments

The IRS FIRE (Filing Information Returns Electronically) system is set up for financial institutions and others to electronically file Information Return Forms 1042-S, 1097-BTC, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, 8027, 8955-SSA and W-2G.

Advantages to filing your information returns electronically are:

It’s Paperless…

You are exempt from using pre-printed, red-ink forms AND there are no Form 1096 requirements. You can just print Copy B and C on plain paper with black ink or email a PDF file to all recipients.  Bulk e-delivery options are available.

It’s Efficient…

File Status results will be emailed to you within 1-2 business days. You can also login and check the file status within 1-2 business days.

It’s Flexible…

Copy A is typically due at the end of February.  If you file electronically, the due date is March 31.

Upload small or large files…

You can file electronically whether you have just one information return or millions. The IRS encourages everyone to file electronically and requires businesses with more than 250 information returns to electronically file.

For businesses that still prefer to use paper forms, you can print 1099 form copies and W-2 form copies on plain white paper. The software also prints on pre-printed 1099 forms and W-2 forms.

Filing Information Returns electronically is very cost-effective, is easier than filing on paper, and is more accurate. Filing status is available within 2 business days for Forms 1098, 1099 and W2-G and electronic filers receive a later due date for most returns.

When you file electronically, you are exempt from using pre-printed forms.  You can just print the return in regular paper or email a PDF file to all recipients.


If you make a mistake on an information return, a correction should be filed as soon as possible. Our software will create corrected replacement files for electronic submission.  We follow the instructions on amending information returns filed electronically or magnetically, refer to Part A, section 11, of Publication 1220.

1099FIRE software at the site creates original, replacement and corrected files in the format required by the IRS for electronic transmission. The system is updated each year to reflect the format changes that are made by the IRS.

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