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FAQs - Form 7004

Here are some common questions you may have about Form 7004

When is the deadline to file Form 7004?

You will need to file Form 7004 before the due date of the applicable tax form for your business. For example, the deadline to file Form 1120-S is March 15, and you can e-file Form 7004 before March 15 using TaxZerone to get an extension for filing.

What is Form 7004?

The IRS Form 7004 is an extension form filed by businesses to get an automatic extension of up to 6 months to file certain business income tax. The IRS doesn't require any signature or a reason while filing an extension.

Who can file Form 7004?

Most business entities can file Form 7004, except for sole proprietors. Below businesses can use Form 7004 to get an extension to file business income tax:

  • C-corps (Form 1120)
  • S-corps (Form 1120S)
  • Partnerships (Form 1065)
  • Multiple-member LLCs as corporation and partnership
  • Trust, Estates and Others (Form 1041)

Can I pay my balance due while filing Form 7004?

Yes, you can choose the EFW option while filing an extension. The IRS will automatically debit the balance due from your bank account.

What is a perfection period for Form 7004?

A perfection period is a timeline provided by the IRS to correct errors when your return is rejected for some reasons. Form 7004 has a perfection period of 5 days from the date of rejection. You will need to correct the errors in your return within this period to avoid incurring penalties.

Why don't I see Forms 8612, 8613, 8725, 8831, 8876, or 706-GS(D) under Form Code?

The IRS doesn't support e-filing for the forms mentioned above. So, you are required to paper file these forms.

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