Top 10 Tips for E-Filing Extension Form 7004

Do you own a corporation but don’t think you’ll complete the 2011 corporate income tax return by the March 15 deadline? This blog explains how to file an extension online without a hitch, giving you until September 15 to file the return.

If your small business is a corporation, your 2011 corporate income tax return is due on Thursday, March 15, 2012.

If you don’t think you’re going to have the return done on time, do not despair. As long as you file Form 7004 on or before March 15, you’ll be given an automatic no questions-asked 6-month extension of time to file the return.

Here are top ten tips for e-filing Form 7004:

  • Be sure to input the corporation’s full name, employer identification number (EIN), and address accurately when filing.
  • Form 7004 works for both regular C corporations filing Form 1120 as well as S corporations filing Form 1120S. In fact, Form 7004 is the extension form for a plethora of business returns, including both C and S corporations. There’s a complete list of all the possible returns on e-file Form, along with a corresponding code that makes it user friendly online filing and leaves no error possibilities behind. For each type of returns, select accordingly and continue e-filing.
  • Don’t mistake when selecting the tax period of filing either calendar or fiscal year. That’s where you tell the IRS what tax year this extension is for.
  • If you are an S corporation, you are probably not required to pay any tax with Form 7004 because S corporations typically don’t pay corporate income tax with Form 1120S. If that’s the case, don’t input any tax amount.
  • If you are a C corporation that may owe tax with Form 1120, don’t forget that filing Form 7004 only extends the time to file the corporate income tax return. Form 7004 does not extend the time to pay any tax due with the return. So if you think you might owe, it is in your best interest to calculate an estimate of the balance due and pay that amount with the extension form. Failure to pay the balance due by March 15 may result in late payment penalties and interest, even if you pay the tax by the extended due date of September 15.
  • Check the information furnished for the error free filing before you transmit your return to the IRS.
  • Believe it or not, no signature is required when filing online.
  • Use since we provide proof of filing. Why risk the possibility that the IRS loses your form and then penalizes you for not having proof of e-filing or mailing?
  • For a tax form, this one is pretty easy to complete online. It hardly has anything to fill up. But if you prefer not to risk a mistake and the rejection of your extension filing, reach our help desk to get hold of tax expert who would handle this task for you in minutes.
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