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Overview of Form 1099-S

The Form 1099-S is an IRS information return used for reporting the sale or exchange of real estate properties. This form is used to report the sales of improved or unimproved lands (including air space), permanent structures (including residential, industrial, or commercial building), condominium units, co-op housing corporation stock, and any non-contingent interest in standing timber. Form 1099-S must be filed or e-filed with the IRS each year to report the real estate transactions managed by the filer during the previous year.

Deadline For 1099-S

1099-S Transferor copies

Recipient Copy Deadline

February 15th

1099-S Paper copies

Paper Filing Deadline

February 28th

1099-S Electronic copies

E-filing Deadline

March 31st



Information Needed to File Form 1099-S

  • Filer Details: Name, Address, Telephone Number, Federal ID Number
  • Transferor Details: Name, Address, ID Number, Account/Escrow Number
  • Property Details: Closing Date, Gross Proceeds, Address, Real Estate Tax
IRS Form 1099-S 2017

Steps to E-file Form 1099-S

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  • Create or log into your ExpressTaxFilings account
  • Start a Form 1099-S return
  • Add filer details (Name, Address, Federal ID Number)
  • Add transferor details (Name, Address, ID Number)
  • Add transaction details (Closing Date, Gross Proceeds, Property Address, Account/Escrow Number, Buyer's Real Estate Tax)
  • Review your order and select whether you'd like forms mailed to your transferors
  • Add credit card info for the transmittal fee
  • E-file Form 1099-S with the IRS

Form 1099 State Filings

Depending on your state requirements file the Form 1099-S with the applicable state department. If the state is apart of the Combined Federal/State Filing, then the IRS will forward the original and corrected forms to the state free of charge.

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Penalties for late filing of Form 1099-S

  • Fail to file paper forms that are machine-readable
  • Paper file when you're required to e-file
  • Don't include all necessary information
  • Include incorrect information
  • Don't report a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
  • Report an incorrect TIN

Form 1099-S Corrections

If your Form 1099-S is rejected or you notice an error on an already filed 1099-S Form, you'll need to correct it as soon as possible. Corrections can be made electronically or on paper. If the error is part of the transferor's data, a corrected copy of Form 1099-S will need to be sent to them as well.

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1099-S Extension Form 8809

Is There An Extension To File Form 1099-S?

If you think you're at risk for missing the Form 1099-S deadline, you can get an extension by filing Form 8809. When filed before your original deadline, Form 8809 provides an automatic 30-day extension for your time to submit Form 1099-S to the IRS. This form does not grant extension of time to furnish your transferor copies, but it can be filed quickly and easily through ExpressTaxFilings!

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