IRS Releases Updated Form 8809

The IRS recently released an updated version of Form 8809, Application for Extension of Time to File Information Returns. This form is used to apply for an extension to file information returns including Forms W-2, 1095, 1098, and 1099.

There are two updates to the form, which are as follows:

  • Instructions were added indicating that taxpayers must not use this form to request an extension of time to file Form 1040-SR;
  • There is no longer an automatic 30-day late extension. For all forms other than W-2 or 1099-MISC reporting NEC, you may request a 30-day late extension. Otherwise, extensions work as they previously did.

To review this form in its entirety, please click here.

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Paul Ogawa

Paul Ogawa is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. As part of the Regulatory Analysis team, his main areas of focus are state and federal tax withholding, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Canadian tax information reporting. Prior to Sovos, Paul worked as a litigation attorney in Boston area law firms, representing clients in insurance subrogation claims, family law matters, and employment disputes. Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School.
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