State of Massachusetts Business Income Tax Extensions – Tax Year 2012
E-file a business tax extension with FileLater.
| GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
An automatic six-month extension is granted upon the proper filing of this form. An extension for a period longer than six-months may be granted if good cause exists; it requires the written approval of the Commissioner before it becomes effective. The Commissioner may terminate this extension at any time by mailing a notice of termination to the corporation or to the person who requested the extension for the corporation. The notice will be mailed at least 10 days prior to the termination date designated in the notice.
This application must be filed on or before the 15th day of the third month after the close of the taxable year, calendar or fiscal.
An extension of time to file a corporation tax return does not extend the due date for payment of the tax. Interest will be charged on any tax not paid on or before the original due date. Any tax not paid within the extended period is subject to a penalty of 1% per month, up to a maximum of 25%, from the extended due date.
The full payment of tax reasonably estimated to be due must accompany this form. If at least 50% of the tax due or the minimum tax (whichever is greater) for the taxable year is not paid, the extension is null and void.
Note: Under certain circumstances, if a payment is not required to be submitted with the extension request, the requirement to file the extension may be waived.
Corporations with $100,000 or more in receipts or sales must submit their extension request, as well as any accompanying payment, electronically. Also, any corporation making an extension payment of $5,000 or more must make the payment using electronic means.
|MASSACHUSETTS STATE INCOME TAX EXTENSION FORMS|
Form 355-7004 (Application for Corporate Extension): http://www.mass.gov/dor/docs/dor/forms/corp11/355/7004.pdf
All domestic and foreign business, manufacturing or security corporations eligible to file Forms 355, 355U, 355S, 355SC or 355SBC may use this application to request either an automatic six-month extension of time to file their return or an extension of time to file for more than six-months. Taxpayers filing Form 355U must file this form electronically. Corporations that file corporate returns other than those listed, such as insurance companies, financial institutions, public utilities, urban redevelopment companies, etc., must use Form 355-7004Misc. Form 355-7004 also acts as the required tentative return.
Mail the completed application to: