How to apply an ACA TCC code for 1095 E-filing.
Who need to apply ACA TCC code?
Anyone who need to E-file ACA forms (1095B/C) will need a TCC code to file in AIR system. This TCC code is different with the TCC file 1099 files.
Steps to apply for a TCC
Please follow IRS guide to apply your TCC step by step.
IRS ACA TCC Tutorials.
Step 1: Register to use IRS e-Services Tools
Before using any IRS e-Services tools, all responsible officials and contacts in the business or organization must create an e-services account using a rigorous two-factor authentication process called Secure Access. Two-factor authentication means you must have your credentials (username and password) plus a security code sent to your mobile phone or generated by your IRS2Go app each time you log in. Responsible Officials and Contacts must create an account using the Secure Access two-factor authentication process before you can apply for your TCC.
Before starting the identity proofing process, review Secure Access: How to Register for Certain Online Self-Help Tools
Step 2: Apply for your Information Return Transmitter Control Code - TCC
Software developers, transmitters, and issuers must have a TCC to electronically file AIR Forms 1094/1095-B and 1094/1095-C. After you create a Secure Access account (see Step 1) you will have access to the ACA Application for TCC.
2.1. Complete the ACA Application for TCC
2.2 The Responsible Officials must sign the terms of agreement with the PIN created during the registration process.
2.3. When the application is in completed status, the Transmitter Control Code(s) will be visible online and will be mailed to you via U.S. Postal mail.
Each role selected on the application - software developer, transmitter, and issuer - results in a separate TCC. We suggest clients to apply the role as "transmitter"
Step 3: Test Communication with AIR System
It may take a few days to two weeks to receive the TCC code. Your acccount will be set as "Test", please download our test case scenarios database and generate test file to upload to IRS AIR system
to change to "Production" .
How to pass testing.
Other related links.
Publication 5165, Guide for Filing Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information Returns for Software Developers and Transmitters has information on communication procedures, transmission formats and business rules and validations procedures.
AIR Submission Composition and Reference Guide has information on the electronic composition of Form 1094/1095-B's and Form 1094/1095-C's, manifest, transmitting forms through AIR, sample XML.
Automated Enrollment for ACA Providers Externals Guide for ISS-A2A channel provides step by step instructions for loading certificates needed for A2A transmissions.
AIR UI Channel Login for AATS
1. How to Print Form 1095-B and 1094-B
2. How to Print Form 1095-C and 1094-C
3. How to Import Data
4. How to print forms in PDF format
5. How to eFile ACA forms?
6. Network printing (Multiple-user version)
7. How to generate test scenarios EFiles?
8. How to validate XML files before submitting to IRS?
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