Tax Extension for Corporation
Filing for a tax extension for corporation,
what IRS tax form to use to file tax extension for
If you need a tax extension for your
corporation, you can file the tax form
7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to
File Corporation Income Tax Return.
By filing tax form 7004, you get 6
additional months to file your corporation's income tax return.
As with individual tax return, tax extension for corporation
means extension of time to file the corporate tax return, not
extension of time to pay the corporation's tax due. When filing
for an automatic tax extension for your corporation, you need
to estimate how much tax your corporation owes the IRS and send
payment with the form 7004.
So, the new corporation extension due date for filing tax
return is 6 months from the original due date of your
corporation tax which is different for each corporation
depending on its tax year.
Tax Extension for information return for corporation
For a corporation, the IRS is more strict
with information returns (W-2s and 1099s). Each information
return must be filed on time. If your corporation needs an
extension for filing information returns, then you need to file
the Form 8809, Request for Extension of Time to File
Information Returns. But, the extension for information return
is not automatic and the IRS needs to be convinced that you
need the extension. If you manage to convince the IRS then your
extension for information return only lasts 30 days.
A second request can be filed if needed. An
application for extension of time to pay taxes can also be