IRS Form 8809 is used to apply for an extension of time to file informational returns. For example, payers use this form to extend the deadline for their 1099 forms.
When You Need to File 8809
- If you need more time to file your W-2, 1099, 1098, 3921, m3922, 1042-S, or 1095-B
Filing this form will give you an automatic 30-day extension of the deadline for any of the forms listed above.
You must file Form 8809 by the due date of the returns in order to get the 30-day extension.
You may apply for an additional 30-day extension if you meet certain hardship condition qualifications.
Form 8809 Deadlines For 2020
Forms must be transmitted to the IRS before the deadline. The due dates for Form 8809:
- Recipient copy > January 31
- IRS Paper Filing > April 1
- IRS eFile > February 28
If the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, it will be due the next business day.