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

Who Can File Form 8809?

Anybody who needs more time to file their 1099s, W-2s, or ACA forms can file Form 8809 before the filing due date for a 30-day extension. With our simple and secure e-filing system, you can get automatic approval instantly!

What Is the Extension Filing Deadline?

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

What Are the Penalties for Filing Late?

You won’t incur a penalty from the IRS for receiving an extension of time to file your information returns. However, if you fail to file the returns there could be penalties assessed by the IRS. With extension Form 8809, you are granted additional time to file your information returns, however it does not absolve you from filing the returns altogether.
If you file required information returns late and you have not applied for and received an approved extension of time to file, you may be subject to a late filing penalty.

  • $30 per information return if you correctly file within 30 days (by March 30 if the due date is February 28); maximum penalty $250,000 per year ($75,000 for small businesses)
  • $60 per information return if you correctly file more than 30 days after the due date but by August 1; maximum penalty $500,000 per year ($200,000 for small businesses)
  • $100 per information return if you file after August 1 or you do not file required information returns; maximum penalty $1,500,000 per year ($500,000 for small businesses)

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Information Return Extension: Form 8809