E-File Form 8809 for Information Returns Extension

Get an Extension for Information Returns

Whether you're hard pressed for time, or you're just precautious, e-filing IRS Form 8809 is your best bet. In just a few minutes, you are granted an automatic
30-day extension to e-file your 1099s, W-2s, or ACA 1095 forms!

IRS Form 8809

Information Return Tax Extension Form 8809 is for employers who need more time to file their 1099s, W-2s, or ACA forms with the IRS. With our simple and secure e-filing system, you can submit IRS Form 8809 for a 30-day extension and get automatic approval instantly!

Extension Form 8809 Deadlines

For IRS Forms 1094, 1095, 1099, and W-2, the deadline to e-file IRS Form 8809 is March 31. For IRS Forms 1042-S and 5498, the due dates are March 15 and May 31 respectively.

Late Filing Penalty

With IRS Form 8809, you can receive additional time to file your information returns; however, it does not pardon you from filing the returns altogether. If you file required information returns late, and you have not applied for and received an approved extension, you may be subject to the following late filing penalties:

  • $30 per information return if you file within 30 days after the deadline with a maximum penalty of $250,000 per year or $75,000 for small businesses
  • $60 per information return if you file between 30 to 120 days after the deadline with a maximum penalty of $500,000 per year or $200,000 for small businesses
  • $100 per information return if you file after 120 days, or if you don't file at all, with a maximum penalty of $1,500,000 per year or $500,000 for small businesses

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Information Return Extension: Form 8809