Form 8809-EX
(January 2014)
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Request for Extension of Time To
File an ExSTARS Information Return
(For Form 720-TO or Form 720-CS)
Information about Form 8809-EX and its instructions is at
OMB No. 1545-1733
Determination Date
Approved Denied
1. Filer information
Address (number, street, and apt. or suite no.)
City State ZIP code
Contact name Telephone number
Form 637 registration number
2. Employer identification number
3. Filing period
4. Type of extension request (check one)
Form 720-TO Form 720-CS Combined filing
5. Request type (check one)
Note. File this form by the required return due date.
Extension request reason: Provide a brief but clear reason for the extension request. The IRS will automatically deny an application for an
extension that is submitted without a reason(s). Use additional sheets if necessary and include your name and employer identification number on
each page. For a combined filing, provide a reason for the extension request for each return.
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this form, including any accompanying statements, and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and
Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code unless
otherwise noted.
Future Developments
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General Instructions
Purpose of form. Use Form 8809-EX to request a 30-day extension
of time to file an Excise Summary Terminal Activity Reporting
System (ExSTARS) information report (Form 720-TO, Terminal
Operator Report, or Form 720-CS, Carrier Summary Report).
How to file. All requests must include an extension reason. All initial
30-day requests will be honored except for those without a reason.
When to file. File this form with the IRS on or before the due date of
the return. If you are requesting an extension of time to file both
Form 720-TO and Form 720-CS, you may use one Form 8809-EX.
Extension period. The automatic extension is 30 days from the
original due date. You may request one additional extension of not
more than 30 days by submitting a second Form 8809-EX before
the end of the first extension period (see Line 5, later). Requests for
an additional extension of time to file information returns are not
automatically granted. Generally, the IRS will not grant additional
time except in cases of extreme hardship or catastrophic event.
For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions.
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If we deny your request, we will send a letter to your address on
record with an explanation for denial. Failure to update a change of
address may result in a late filing penalty. See Where To File, below,
for the address to send your change of address or any other
ExSTARS correspondence. If we do not send you a letter of denial,
you may consider your extension request to be approved.
Extension denials. If we deny an application for extension of time
to file, the information provider must file the return by the required
filing date or within 1 business day from the official denial date,
whichever is later.
Penalty. If you file required information returns late and you have
not applied for and received an approved extension of time to file,
you may be subject to a late filing penalty. The amount of the
penalty is based on when you file the correct information return.
Where to file. To request an extension, send Form 8809-EX to one
of the following addresses. Also send your change of address or
any other ExSTARS correspondence to these addresses.
Mail Email
Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Excise Unit-Stop 5701G
Cincinnati, OH 45999
Specific Instructions
Line 1. Filer Information, and Form 637 Registration
Enter the name and complete mailing address, including room or
suite number used to file your ExSTARS returns or the address on
your most recently submitted change of address.
Enter the name of a person who is familiar with this request whom
we can contact if additional information is required. Please provide
that person's telephone number and email address.
Form 637 registration number. Enter the assigned IRS
registration number. Regulations section 48.4101-1(c) requires
terminal operators and bulk transport carriers to be registered by
the IRS. If you do not have a registration number, use Form 637,
Application for Registration (For Certain Excise Tax Activities), to
apply for one.
Line 2. You must provide your employer identification number
(EIN). Social Security Numbers and "Applied For" type designations
are not valid. If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one
online. Go to the IRS website at and
click on the "Employer ID Numbers (EINs)" link.
Enter the EIN associated with the ExSTARS activities.
The name and employer identification number (EIN)
must match the name and EIN used on your ExSTARS
Line 3. Enter the filing period for which you are requesting an
extension of time.
Line 4. Check the box for the form for which an extension is
requested or the box marked “Combined filing,” if an extension for
both returns is requested. Check only one box.
Line 5. Check the box marked “Initial” if this is your first request for
an extension of time. Check the box marked "Additional" if you have
already received the initial 30-day extension, and you need an
additional extension for the same return(s).
Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. We ask for the
information on this form to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of
the United States. Form 8809-EX is provided by the IRS to request
an extension of time to file information returns. Section 6081 and its
regulations require you to provide the requested information if you
desire an extension of time for filing an information return. If you do
not provide the requested information, an extension of time for filing
an information return may not be granted. Section 6109 requires
you to provide your EIN. Routine uses of this information include
giving it to the Department of Justice for civil and criminal litigation,
and to cities, states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.
commonwealths and possessions for use in administering their tax
laws. We may also disclose this information to other countries under
a tax treaty, or to federal and state agencies to enforce federal
nontax criminal laws, or to federal law enforcement and intelligence
agencies to combat terrorism.
You are not required to provide the information requested on a
form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form
displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a
form or its instructions must be retained as long as their contents
may become material in the administration of any internal revenue
law. Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential,
as required by section 6103.
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