What Is A Transmitter Control Code (TCC Number) And Do I Need One To eFile My 1099s With Aatrix eFile?

What Is A Transmitter Control Code (TCC Number)?

A Transmitter Control Code (TCC) is a code assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to entities that transmit electronic returns or other electronic forms to the IRS. The TCC is part of the Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) system used to identify and track electronic filers.

Entities such as tax professionals, software developers, and other businesses that electronically file tax returns or other forms with the IRS need to obtain a valid EFIN and TCC. 

The TCC is specific to the transmitter and helps the IRS keep track of the electronic transmissions. It’s important for ensuring the security and integrity of electronic filings.

A Transmitter Control Code (TCC) is required if you e-file Forms 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498 and W-2G. Starting with tax year 2023, if you file 10 or more informational returns, they must be filed electronically. Only one Transmitter Control Code is required to e-file all of your clients’ Forms 1098 and 1099.

Do I Need A TCC Number To eFile My 1099s Using Aatrix?
A Transmitter Control Code (TCC number) is NOT required to file your 1099-series, 1098, 3921, 3922, 5498 or W-2G using Aatrix eFile.Aatrix eFile is an authorized IRS eFile Provider and has been accepted to participate in the electronic filing (IRS e-file) program.