Thursday, January 12, 2017

EIF Reminder: The W-2 Extension Form is NOT Automatic!

We mentioned something about this way back in September, but so much has happened since then, we figured you may need a refresher!

Those of you filing the form W-2 required for the 2016 tax season this month who may need to utilize Form 8809 for 30-day extensions should know that this extension of time to file is no longer automatic for W-2 returns.

Of course, you can still apply for an extension of time to file your W-2 Forms. Just keep in mind that this form must be turned in before the January 31 deadline. And if your application is rejected, you’ll still need to have your W-2 Forms in by that January 31st deadline.

You are required to provide a reason for why you need to file. And remember that the SSA only allows extensions “in extraordinary circumstances (or) catastrophe.”

Additionally, to extend Form W-2 returns, Form 8809 must be submitted on paper this year. Mail it to:

Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Extension of Time Coordinator
240 Murall Drive
Mail Stop 4360
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Whether or not you need an extension, you can easily e-file W-2 Forms with ExpressIRSForms! All you have to do is create an account, fill in your W-2 information, pay, and transmit them directly to the IRS. Easy-peasy. And, hey, we’ll even mail your employee copies out for you if you select the postal mailing option before you e-file.

And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our all-star customer support team. They’re available by phone (704-684-4751) and live chat Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, and available by email 24/7 at

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