If you need more time to file your W-2 or 1099 forms, you E-File Form 8809 in just a few minutes from ExpressTaxFilings.com, for an automatic 30 days of extension.
If for some reason you cannot get your Form 1099 or W-2 filed on time you can get an automatic 30-day extension of time by completing Form 8809, Application for Extension of Time To File Information Returns. the form can be submitted on paper or online. You must file Form 8809 by the due date of the return in order to get the 30-day extension. Failure to do so may subject you to penalties. See the chart below that shows the due dates for filing this form.
Use Form 8809 to request an extension of time to file any of the following forms:
If you need additional time to file, you can file a 2nd extension for an additional 30 days extension. You are only able to E-File the 1st extension; the non-automatic additional extension must be paper filed and a reason must be provided.
The days are from the original due date and not the date the request was filed.
The automatic and any approved additional request will only extend the due
date for filing the returns. It does not extend the due date for
furnishing statements to recipients.
IRS Penalties for Late Filing
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. The amount of the penalty is based on when you file the correct information return. The penalty is:
$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 $500,00 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)