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Drake Accounting®: How do I get a Transmitter Control Code (TCC) (required for 1099/1098 and W-2G e-Filing)?


A Transmitter Control Code (TCC) is necessary to e-file Forms 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498 and W-2G.

Per the IRS, a new application for a Transmitter Control Code (TCC) will deploy on September 26, 2021. "The new application will be available on and will replace both the current Form 4419 and the Fill-in Form 4419 on the FIRE System." Information will be added below as the IRS releases details. 

Prior to September 26, 2021:

  • Use Form 4419 to request an original TCC. Submit an online Fill-in Form 4419 located within the FIRE System at
  • Submit a paper Form 4419 (Rev. 9-2019) when you have an existing Transmitter Control Code (TCC) to revise current TCC information or request an additional TCC for a form type listed on Form 4419 Block 8. 

After the IRS processes your application:

  1. You will receive a letter from the IRS with your TCC.
  2. In Drake Accounting®, go to Firm > Firm Information Setup and enter the TCC.
  3. Click Save.

Only one Transmitter Control Code is required to e-file all of your clients’ Forms 1098 and 1099.

Note: The general time frame for receiving your TCC is 45 days after submission of the request.
If you plan on e-filing, be sure to submit your TCC application with enough time to allow for this processing window.

 After September 26, 2021:

The new IR Application for TCC is available on the FIRE page.  This new application replaces paper and Fill-In versions of Form 4419, Application for Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE), on the FIRE System.

  • If you have Secure Access credentials from applications such as e-Services or Get Transcript, enter your existing Secure Access username and password in the IR Application for TCC.
  • If you don't have Secure Access credentials, complete the Secure Access process to create an account.  See Secure Access: how to register for Certain Online Self-Help Tools for more information.
  • You must create a 5-digit PIN to sign the application. 


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