Business Online Tax Extension
For Businesses of All Types
C-Corporations and S-Corporations
Multi Member LLCs and Partnerships
Trusts, Estates and more
E-file IRS Form 7004
Business Tax Extensions
How It Works: Filing a Business Tax Extension
You’re only a few minutes away from getting a 5-to-6-month tax extension for your business. Here’s how to extend your IRS business income tax deadline using FileLater to e-file Form 7004.
Step 1: Provide the business data the IRS requires for you to file a tax extension. This includes the business name, address and Tax-ID/EIN. Prior year tax returns and all of those complicated tax forms are not required! All of the information you provide is kept secure and not shared with anyone but the IRS, period.
Step 2: Estimate the total income tax payment for the filing year, and provide the amount already paid to the IRS through quarterly payments if applicable. Many business customers simply multiply their profits by last year’s tax rate to estimate the total tax liability for the current year. If you expect to owe and you want to make a tax payment to avoid potential IRS interest and late payment penalties, we can help you make that payment directly to the IRS via Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) from your business bank account.
Step 3: Once you submit your business tax extension with FileLater, we will electronically e-file it to the IRS for approval. FileLater is an authorized IRS e-file provider which means your data, and our transmission to the IRS, is safe… so you have nothing to worry about.
That’s all it takes. In about a day, when we hear back from the IRS, we'll send you an email notifying you that your business income tax extension was approved by the IRS. If for any reason your tax extension is rejected, we’ll tell you why, and you can resubmit for free after making any changes. Almost all rejections are caused by a Tax-ID not matching IRS records (caused by typos or change of filing information not on records with the IRS). As long as you submit your information accurately and on time, it should be approved — that’s why the IRS calls it an “Automatic Extension".
Avoid Late Filing Penalties
If you fail to file either a tax extension or tax return by the appropriate filing deadline (March 15, 2016 for most businesses and April 18, 2016 for most individuals), the IRS will charge interest and penalties on any unpaid Federal taxes. If you do not file and you owe tax, the failure-to-file penalty is 5% per month (up to 5 months) of the amount due. If your return is more than 60 days late, you may be subject to a $135 minimum penalty. The IRS will also impose a failure-to-pay penalty of 0.5% per month (up to 25%) of the amount due if you file a return or extension, but don’t pay all your taxes on time.