FIRE System Update Coming September 2021; Updated Video: Exploring the Charities and Nonprofit Webpage; EIN Holders Must Update Any Change to Responsible Party; New Issue Snapshot; Deducting Charitable Contributions: Understanding Your Responsibilities

Bookmark and Share

IR-2021-161, July 30, Banner
EO Update: e-News for Charities & Nonprofits August 25, 2021

Useful Links

Charities and Nonprofits


EO Forms and Instructions

EO Newsletter

Life Cycle

Tax Exempt Organization Search

A-Z Index

Calendar of Events

Stay Exempt

Free articles for your publications

Subscribe to the EO Update

Other IRS Resources

Contact My Local Office


Forms & Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions


Taxpayer Advocate

Where to File

IRS Social Media

Education Sessions

FIRE System Update Coming September 2021

Any filer, including corporations, partnerships, employers, estates or trusts who files 250 or more Forms 1097, 1042-S, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, 8027, 8955-SSA or W-2G for any calendar year must file their information returns electronically using Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE). FIRE is the online tool used to transmit information returns and automatic extension requests to the IRS. Before filers can use FIRE, they must complete an online application to obtain a 5-digit alphanumeric code known as a Transmitter Control Code (TCC). Currently, Form 4419 is used to request a TCC.


A new online application, Information Returns (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code, is scheduled to deploy on September 26, 2021, and will replace Form 4419. The new application will be available on the FIRE page.  For more information on FIRE changes, see FIRE System Update: Improving the Process and Security for Information Return (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC).



Updated Video: Exploring the Charities and Nonprofit Webpage

View Exploring the Charities and Nonprofit Webpage video for a walk through of our recently updated webpage on



EIN Holders Must Update Any Change to Responsible Party

The IRS is urging those entities with Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) to update their applications if there has been a change in the responsible party or contact information.

IRS regulations require EIN holders to update responsible party information within 60 days of any change by filing Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party - Business. It is critical that the IRS have accurate information in cases of identity theft or other fraud issues related to EINs or business accounts.

For more information see IR-2021-161, July 30, 2021.


New Issue Snapshot

Private Foundations: Amount Involved - Self-Dealing Lending of Money to Disqualified Persons IRC Section 4941(e)(2).


Visit Issue Snapshots on for a complete listing of available snapshots.


Deducting Charitable Contributions: Understanding Your Responsibilities

Charitable donors may ask about contribution deductibility. The Can I Deduct My Charitable Contributions course explains what donations are deductible, which records to keep and how to report them. Organizational leadership and volunteers should complete the Tax-Exempt Organization Workshop for important information on the benefits, limitations and expectations of tax-exempt organizations.

For the latest exempt organization news, connect via IRS Social Media and subscribe to this and other IRS Newsletters.

If you have a technical or procedural question about Exempt Organizations, visit the Charities and Nonprofits homepage on

If you have a specific question about exempt organizations, please contact us.

Please do not reply to this message.