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Create the fire.txt file

The fire.txt file is in ASCII format, which can be opened in notepad. This is the file format that the IRS seeks when uploading your data.

You can create fire.txt file by click on the FIRE button in the upper right hand corner of your screen. Looks like this:

When you click that FIRE button, a box pops up which looks like the following:

Fill this out completely!

At the bottom, you see where the fire.txt file is being created. You can change the name and location by clicking on the yellow folder.

Then hit Create to generate the fire.txt file. Click on the Review button and the software will double-check your basic file structure and look for common errors and display those potential errors on the screen. Please correct any potential errors before submitting to the IRS FIRE System.

When you are finished, upload the fire.txt file to the IRS. Contact technicals support if you have any questions.