|Form 8809 is an extension form that may be filed with the IRS for an automatic 30-day extension of a filing deadline. The form must be filed before the deadline of the form. The extension will not help prevent late form penalties if the form is already past due.
One thing to note, new for tax year 2019:The IRS has phased out the automatic extension of the deadline for 1099MISC forms with a Box 7 amount. While some safe harbors apply for a manual extension of the January 31st deadline, most filers should be advised that the
forms will be due on that date, with no extension.