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15855: Extension of Time to File Information Returns (DAS)


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Drake Accounting®How do I file an extension for a W-2 , W-2G, 1098, 1099 or other information return?


To request an extension, complete and file Form 8809, Application for Extension of Time To File Information Returns. Form 8809 is available under Tools > Print Blank Forms > Federal > Misc > 8809

The due dates for non-extended informational returns are:

 Extensions on form 8809 may be requested:

  • Online (preferred):
    • Complete the fill-in Form 8809 through the IRS FIRE system.
    • After logging in, select “Extension of Time Request” from the Main Menu Options.
    • Acknowledgements are automatically displayed online if the request is made by the due date of the return. 
  • On paper - Form 8809:
    • Mail the form to:

      Department of the Treasury
      Internal Revenue Service
      Center Ogden, UT 84201-0209

See the Form 8809 Instructions for more information, other filing options, or to access a fillable PDF of the form. 

Alternatively, for a 1099 series return extension only*, complete the following steps:


  1. Go to e-Filings > 1099/1098 > Create Extension File.
  2. Enter the Control Code
    Note: A Transmitter Control Code must be obtained to e-file 1099/1098 information. This is a five-character alphanumeric code assigned by the IRS/ECC-MTB. Submit Form 4419 to the IRS to obtain a TCC.
  3. Complete the Payer Information section:
    • TIN — Enter the nine-digit Taxpayer Identification Number assigned to the taxpayer. A number that is all zeros, ones, twos, etc., results in an invalid TIN.
    • Name — Enter the name of the payer whose TIN has been entered. If additional room is need for the name, use the Name-Cont field.
    • Recipient Request Indicator — Select this box if the extension request is to furnish statements to the recipients of the information return.
    • Address — Enter the address of the payer. The street address should include number, street, apartment or suite number, or PO Box if mail is not delivered to a street address.
    • City — Enter the city, town, or post office of the payer.
    • State — Enter the two-character state code.
    • Zip — Enter the nine-digit ZIP code assigned by the U.S. Postal Service. If only the first five digits are known, then use the five-digit ZIP code.
  4. Click Create File.

To transmit Forms 1099 and 1099 extension requests:

  1. Go to e-Filings > 1099/1098 > Transmit File.
  2. Click the IRS Fire link to access the IRS FIRE website and upload Forms 1099 and 1099 extension requests.
    • Click the IRS Test link to access the IRS FIRE test website. Use this to send a test file for a state that you have not previously uploaded to the IRS.
  3. Once connected to the FIRE website, click Log On.
  4. Enter your User ID and Password (This is specific to the IRS FIRE site).
  5. Click Login.
  6. Click Click here to continue.
  7. Click Send Information Returns.
  8. Enter your TCC and TIN.
  9. Click Submit.
  10. Click Accept.
  11. Click either Original File or Correction File.
  12. Click Submit.
  13. Enter your 10-digit PIN and click Submit.
  14. Click Browse to locate the file and open it.
  15. Click Upload.

*Note: Starting in 2018, the IRS will no longer allow Extension of Time requests for a 1099-MISC that reports Non-employee compensation in Box 7 to be e-filed or filed online through FIRE. The only way to request this is through paper-filing Form 8809. Form 8809 is available under Tools > Print Blank Forms > Federal > Misc > 8809


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