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3/31/2017

The IRS Form 8809 Deadline is Here!


Time is almost up! 1099s, ACA, and other information returns are due today March 31st, by midnight. We hope that the deadline didn’t sneak up on you, or you could find yourself stressing to get all of your information together to file your return by midnight, tonight.

However, don’t panic, because if you aren’t ready to file you can get an extension of 30 days to file your information returns by e-filing IRS Form 8809 with an e-file provider like ExpressExtension.

IRS Form 8809


IRS Form 8809 or Information Returns Extension Form 8809 can really save you if you’re in a pinch because it provides an automatic extension of 30 days to file your 1099s and ACA forms. For these forms the extension is automatic, meaning you don’t have to provide the IRS with a valid reason for needing an extension.

The extension process for W-2s is a little different because the extensions are not automatic. For the March 31st deadline we’re only referencing the W-2G, form but this is good information to keep in mind for extension requests involving every W-2 form.

To get an extension on your W-2 you’ll need to paper file extension Form 8809 and include a detailed explanation that explains why you need an extension. The request must be done in writing and signed under penalties of perjury. They must also be signed by the person who is duly authorized to sign a return.

In regards to the March 31st deadline, you can use IRS Form 8809 to get an automatic extension on forms 1094-C, 1095, 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, and 8029. For Form W-2G you’ll need to paper file extension Form 8809.

Extension deadlines for other information returns vary:

- The 8809 deadline for IRS Forms W-2 and 1099-MISC (NEC only) is January 31st.

- For IRS Forms 1042-S and 5498, the extension deadlines are March 15th and May 31st respectively.

Many people turn to extensions as a way to avoid being hit by IRS penalties and fees. It’s much better to have an extension than IRS penalties. The process to get an extension is quick and easy, then you can relax with more time to file.

How to E-file Form 8809 With ExpressExtension


ExpressExtension is an IRS authorized e-file provider that has streamlined the e-filing process to make it quick and convenient. With ExpressExtension you’ll have your extension approved in a matter of minutes.

Simply create an ExpressExtension account and follow the step-by-step guide to quickly complete your form. Error checks are put in place to catch any mistakes before your form is transmitted directly to the IRS. Once you transmit your form you'll be notified of your extension approval via email.

Our dedicated support team here at ExpressExtension will be standing by to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have over the phone Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 803.514.5155, via live chat, or via 24/7 email support at support@expressextension.com. Extended support hours are provided during deadlines.

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