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Before uploading 1099 and 1096 information to the IRS, you must:

  1. Get a Transmitter Control Code (TCC), and
  2. Register on the IRS’s FIRE web site.


Getting a Transmitter Control Code

  1. Go to http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4419.pdf

  2. Complete Form 4419.

    • Select only the first box below line 7 unless the others are necessary. 

    • If you select more than the first box, the IRS will call you to verify your selection. 

    • This action will delay your application.

  3. Fax the completed form to 877-477-0572.

  4. Check on the status of the 4419 application (and receive the 5-character TCC over the phone, call toll free: 866-455-7438 (option 4). You will also receive a letter from the IRS with your TCC.

  5. In Drake Accounting®, go to Firm > Setup Firm Information and enter the TCC.

  6. Click Save

Only one Transmitter Control Code is required to e-file all of your clients’ Forms 1099.


Register to use the IRS’s “FIRE” Website

  1. Go to https://fire.irs.gov/firev1r/default.aspx.
  2. Click Create New Account on the left side of the screen.
  3. Complete and submit the application.
  4. Create a User ID and Password.
  5. Create a 10-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).


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