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Business Tax Extension Form 7004

IRS Form 7004 is the application for an extension of time for businesses to file their income tax and other information returns. By simply correctly filling out the form and transmitting it the IRS by the March 15th deadline businesses will receive an automatic extension of up to 7 months to file their taxes.

The businesses that can e-file Form 7004 online include C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Multi-Member LLCs, Partnerships, Trusts, and Estates. Any representative from these businesses can file for an extension as long as they provide the information required, then they can be approved for an extension in a matter of minutes.

Form 7004 provides an automatic extension for 33 different types of IRS returns. Click here to view the full list with its deadline.

Due Date & Penalty

Business Tax Extension Form 7004 is due on March 15th for the 2016 tax year. The length of the extension you receive from e-filing Form 7004 online depends on your business entity type and tax year period. For example:

  • C-Corporations with tax years ending on December 31st will receive an automatic 6-month extension.
  • Certain estates and trusts receive an automatic 5 1/2 month extension.
  • C-Corporations with tax years that don't end on December 31st or June 30th will receive an automatic 6-month extension.
  • C-Corporations with tax years ending on June 30th will receive an automatic 7-month extension.

Note: Form 7004 does not extend the amount of time you have to pay your taxes. The IRS requires you to pay the amount owed in full by the original deadline, or you'll be subject to penalties.

Businesses that don't file their returns are faced with a monthly penalty based off of their business type. Both S and C-Corporations will be charged 5% of the amount they owe until they pay their tax bill in full. LLCs are charged with a monthly fee of $195 until the pay their taxes owed in full.

Filing Methods

1. You could paper file

Paper filing involves physically filling out Form 7004 by hand and mailing it to the IRS. Then you'll be waiting for days before your extension can get approved because you'll have to wait for it to reach the IRS by mail.

2. You can e-file Form 7004 online

By e-filing online you can file your IRS Form 7004 from any location, including from the comfort of your favorite chair at home. The process is quick and you'll have your extension approved in a matter of minutes.

Why You Should Choose ExpressExtension?

Not only does ExpressExtension offer quality service, they are IRS authorized. As a trusted site that's encrypted, you can have peace of mind knowing that your information will be safe and secure with ExpressExtension. Plus, they have made the e-filing process extremely quick and convenient.

Before your e-file Form 7004 with ExpressExtension gather the information necessary to complete the form, such as your business name, address, and Tax-ID/EIN.

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Steps to E-file 7004 Form with ExpressExtension

  • All you have to do to get started is sign up for your free ExpressExtension account and click 'Create Form'. Then you can follow the helpful instructions that explain how to correctly fill out and complete Form 7004.
  • You'll be asked to enter your basic business details, business type, and which form you're applying for an extension on. Then you will select the tax year and select the option is your organization is a holding company.
  • The next step involves paying the total estimated tax owed to the IRS. You'll need to make an as accurate estimation of the amount you owe as possible. Some businesses reference the amount they owed the previous year, but because businesses can change a lot during the year, this option may not apply.
  • Then ExpressExtension will review your form for errors. You should carefully proofread information as well, to catch and correct any mistakes before you transmit your form to the IRS.
  • Last but not least, you'll pay $14.95 to ExpressExtension to transmit your form directly to the IRS to have your extension approved almost instantly.

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