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Form 8809, Application for Extension of Time To File Information Returns

Greg Hatfield Updated by Greg Hatfield

Use Form 8809 to request an initial or additional extension of time to file only the forms shown on line 6 for the current tax year, which include Forms W-2 and 1099-NEC.

1099-NEC and W-2 extensions

For 1099-NEC and W-2 extensions, 8809 must:

  1. Be paper filed.
  2. Be signed by responsible party of the company (not by the accountant).
  3. Have a valid reason to attain the extension.

Paper Form 8809 can be found in Payroll System under General Forms/Utilities.


As of January 30th, 2024 the IRS includes the Form Instructions on the form itself, including the following for mailing the form:

There are no automatic extension requests for Forms W-2 or 1099-NEC. Requests must be submitted on paper with line 7 completed and signed by the filer/transmitter or person duly authorized to sign a return.

Where to file.

Send Form 8809 to:

Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center

Ogden, UT 84201-0209

More Form instructions can be found on the 2nd page of instructions, found here: Form 8809

How did we do?

Form 2848 - Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative

Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization