Why does E-Trade plan to release some tax forms later than specified in IRS Publication 1220?

Example: 1099-INT is planned to be released on February 15, 2020 according to https://us.etrade.com/app/taxcenter#/taxdoc whereas IRS Publication 1220, from my understanding, indicates that 1099-INT must be released by January 31, 2020.

Screenshot from https://us.etrade.com/app/taxcenter#/taxdoc:

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Screenshot from IRS Publication 1220:

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    I suspect E-Trade does not issue many standalone 1099-INTs. Maybe they are all part of consolidated 1099s and they're just simplifying? I suppose you could ask them and point to the IRS regulations.
    – Craig W
    Feb 5 '20 at 2:23
  • @CraigW Thanks, what is the difference between consolidated 1099s and standalone 1099-INTs? Does "consolidated 1099s" simply mean that all the provided 1099s come concatenated in the same PDF file? Feb 5 '20 at 2:24
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    Not sure what the official definition is but consolidated 1099s have multiple types of 1099s as part of the same document/mailing/PDF. For example, E-Trade might give you a single document that contains the information of a 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, and 1099-B.
    – Craig W
    Feb 5 '20 at 4:00
  • Also possible that E-Trade requested an extension from the IRS.
    – Craig W
    Feb 7 '20 at 15:38

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