How to Request Deadline Extensions for Form 1099-MISC
The deadline to submit Form 1099-MISC to the IRS and deliver copies to recipients is January 31. If you do not have sufficient time to meet this deadline, you can submit requests to the IRS for an extension.
Requesting an IRS 1099 Filing Deadline Extension
Use IRS Form 8809 to request a one-time 30-day extension to file 1099 Forms after the January 31 deadline.
Requesting an Extension for Delivery of 1099 to Vendors
If you cannot produce and postmark a 1099 Form for a vendor prior to the recipient delivery deadline on January 31, you may submit a written request for an extension to the IRS. While there is no official form for this type of extension, the IRS will review written requests that contain:
- Payer's name, TIN, and address
- Type of form for which you are requesting an extension; i.e. for delivery of a Form 1099-MISC to a recipient
- Concise statement clearly stating the nature of the request, as well as reason for the delay
- Letters must be signed by an officer of the entity, the individual payer, or an authorized agent