Requesting Extensions for 1099's

Requesting an Extension of time to File Forms 1099 with the IRS: if you think you will not have sufficient time to file copies of the 1099 Forms with the IRS prior to the January 31, 2019 deadline, you can use IRS Form 8809 to request a one-time 30-day extension. 

*Form 8809 does NOT postpone the requirement that you postmark the recipient's copy no later than January 31, 2019.

Submit IRS Form 8809 by fax to 1-877-477-0572 or by mail to:  
Internal Revenue Service  
Attn: Extension of Time Coordinator  
240 Murall Drive, Mail Stop 4360  
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Requesting an Extension of time to allow for Delivery of a 1099 Form to a Recipient: If you cannot produce and postmark a 1099 Form for a recipient prior to the recipient delivery deadline on January 31, 2019, 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
Please note: Deadline extension requests for 1099 Form recipient delivery are NOT guaranteed and should be avoided.  

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