Form 8809

What Information is Required to file 2020 Information Tax Extension Form 8809 Online?

  • Tax Payer Details such as Name, TIN,
    and Address
  • Type of Forms for which the extension
    is filed

Note: Make sure your information matches what the IRS has on record. You can verify your information with the IRS by calling 1-800-829-4933.

How to file Information Tax Extension Form 8809 Online
for the 2020 tax year?

Enter Tax Payer Details

Enter Tax Payer Details

Choose your Information Tax Forms

Choose your Information
Tax Forms

Review your Form

Review your Form

Transmit your Form 8809 to the IRS

Transmit your Form 8809
to the IRS

Frequently asked questions about Form 8809 Extension

What is IRS Form 8809

Information Return Extension Form 8809 is for employers or individuals who need more time to file their 1099s, ACA, or information forms with the IRS. Filing IRS Form 8809 gives you a 30-day extension and automatic approval instantly!

Can I extend the filing deadline of W2 forms, 1099-MISC Reporting NEC, 1099-QA, or 5498-QA?

Yes, You can extend the filing deadline. However, there is no Automatic Extension for filing W2 forms, 1099-MISC Reporting NEC, 1099-QA,
or 5498-QA.

Extension requests for Forms 1099-MISC reporting nonemployee compensation (NEC) in box 7, 1099-QA, 5498-QA, and W-2 must be submitted on paper through Form 8809.

Since the extension is non-automatic, be sure the form is postmarked on or before January 31st for the W-2 and 1099-MISC reporting NEC and May 31st for the 1099-QA
and 5498-QA.

Your extension request must include a detailed explanation of why you need additional time to file W2 forms, 1099-MISC Reporting NEC, 1099-QA, or 5498-QA because the IRS grants extensions only for extreme circumstances. Extension requests must be signed under penalty of perjury and by someone duly authorized to sign a return.

When is the deadline to file Extension Form 8809?

  • If you need to file extension Form 8809 for IRS Forms W-2 and 1099-MISC (NEC), the due date is January 31.
  • For IRS Forms W-2G, 1094-C, 1095, 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, and 8027 electronically, the due date to file the extension
    Form 8808 is March 31.
  • For IRS Forms 1042-S and 5498, the due dates to e-file an 8809 extension are March 15 and May 31.

What are the 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 information returns late, and you have not applied for and received an approved extension, you may be subject to the following late
filing penalties:

  • $50 per information return filed less than 30 days late with a maximum penalty of $529,500 per year or $185,000 for
    small businesses.
  • $100 per information return filed between 30 to 120 days late, which can go up to a maximum penalty of $1,589,000 per year or $529,500 for
    small businesses.
  • $260 per information return filed more than 120 days late or not filed at all, with a maximum penalty of $3,178,500 per year or $1,059,500 for
    small businesses.

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