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Extension of Time Options

Need more time to prepare your information returns? This page provides information on how to apply for an extension of time to file.

Please be aware that an extension of time to file your information returns does not grant you any extension of time to pay your tax liability. If you have any questions, please call the IRS at 1-866-455-7438.

Paper Form 8809
If you have ten (10) or less payers, Form 8809 is an Application for Extension of Time To File Information Returns. Filers of returns submitted on paper or electronically may request an extension of time to file.

Fill-In Extension Form
If you are requesting an extension of time for more than ten (10) payers, you must file the extension request electronically via the online fill-in extension form. IRS encourages you to file your extension request using the online fill-in extension form in lieu of the paper Form 8808 even if you have 10 or less payers.

This option will give you an instant approval or denial of your original extension request.

1. Log into the FIRE system.
2. Click on Extension of Time Request from the Menu Options:

3. Click on Fill-In Extension Form.

4. Click Continue.

5. Fill out the below form and click Submit.
This option is used to request an automatic 30-day extension. This extension option does not give you additional time to give recipients their copies of the form and/or documents.