Connecticut State Tax Extension

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If you have already filed for federal extension ( Form 4868 ) then the Connecticut state income tax extension for individual is granted automatically. In case if you did not file form 4868 then you can apply for 6 month extension by using Form CT-1040EXT.

Similarly,the business income tax extension is also granted for 6 months if the federal return ( Form 7004) is already filed. However, you can apply for state extension using CT-1120 EXT if federal return was not applied.
Use Form CT-1120 EXT, Application for Extension of Time to File Corporation Business Tax Return, to request a six-month extension to file Form CT-1120, Corporation Business Tax Return, Form CT-1120CR, Combined Corporation Business Tax Return, or Form CT-1120U, Unitary Corporation Business Tax Return. It is not necessary to include a reason for the Connecticut extension request if an extension on federal Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns, was filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

If federal Form 7004 was not fi led, the corporation may apply for a six-month extension to fi le the Connecticut corporation business tax return if there is reasonable cause for the request. Form CT-1120 EXT extends only the time to fi le the Connecticut corporation business tax return. Form CT-1120 EXT does not extend the time to pay the amount of tax due.

File Electronically
This return can be filed electronically through the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Taxpayer Service Center (TSC). The TSC allows taxpayers to electronically file, pay, and manage state tax responsibilities. If you fi le electronically you are expected to pay electronically at the time of filing.

Payment Options


Pay Electronically: After logging into the TSC, select the Make Payment Only option and choose a tax type from the drop down box. Using this option authorizes DRS to electronically withdraw a payment from your bank account (checking or savings) on a date you select up to the due date. As a reminder, even if you pay electronically you must still file your return on or before the due date. Tax not paid on or before the due date will be subject to penalty and interest.

Pay by Credit Card or Debit Card: You may elect to pay your tax liability using a credit card (American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, or VISA®) or comparable debit card. A convenience fee will be charged by the service provider. You will be informed of the amount of the fee and you may elect to cancel the transaction. At the end of the transaction you will be given a confi rmation number for your records.

There are three ways to pay by credit card or comparable debit card:
  • Log in to your account in the TSC and select Make Payment by Credit Card;
  • Visit: http://www.officialpayments.com and select State Payments; or
  • Call Official Payments Corporation toll-free at 1-800-2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829) and follow the instructions. You will be asked to enter the Connecticut Jurisdiction Code: 1777. Your payment will be effective on the date you make the charge. Do not send in Form CT-1120 EXT if payment is made through the credit card service provider. All credit or debit card payments for extension requests will be accepted by the credit card service provider. However, if your payment is late, DRS will notify you in writing that your request for extension of time to fi le is denied.
Pay by Mail: Make your check payable to Commissioner of Revenue Services. To ensure payment is applied to your account, write “2014 Form CT-1120 EXT” and the corporation’s Connecticut Tax Registration Number on the front of the check. Be sure to sign your check and paper clip it to the front of your return. Do not send cash. DRS may submit your check to your bank electronically.

Interest and Penalty


Interest is assessed at 1% per month or fraction of a month on any underpayment of tax computed from the first day of the fourth month following the close of the income year. The penalty for underpayment of tax is 10% of the tax due or $50, whichever is greater. If no tax is due, the Commissioner of Revenue Services may impose a $50 penalty for the late fi ling of any return or report that is required by law to be filed.
Use Form CT-1040 EXT to request a six-month extension to file your Connecticut income tax return for individuals. This form also extends the time to file your individual use tax. It is not necessary to include a reason for the Connecticut extension request if you have already filed an extension request on federal Form 4868 with the Internal Revenue Service. If you did not file federal Form 4868, you can apply for a six-month extension to file your Connecticut income tax return provided you have good cause for your request. Form CT-1040 EXT only extends the time to file your Connecticut income tax return. Form CT-1040 EXT does not extend the time to pay your income tax. You must pay the amount of tax that you expect to owe on or before the original due date of the return.

Interest and Penalty


In general, interest and penalty apply to any portion of the tax not paid on or before the original due date of the return. Interest is computed on the underpayment of tax at 1% per month or fraction of a month computed from the original due date to the date of payment. Late Payment Penalty: The penalty for underpayment of tax is 10% of the tax that is not paid on or before the original due date of the return.

Late Filing Penalty:


If no tax is due, DRS may impose a $50 penalty for the late filing of any return or report that is required by law to be filed.

Payment Options


Pay Electronically: This option is only available if you file Form CT-1040 EXT electronically and make a payment electronically on the DRS website through the TSC. You can fi le your return any time before the due date and designate the amount of payment and date of transfer. Your bank account will be debited on the date you indicate. You must pay the balance due on or before the due date (April 15), to avoid penalty and interest.

Pay by Credit Card or Debit Card: You may elect to pay your expected 2014 Connecticut income tax liability using your credit card (American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, VISA®) or comparable debit card. A convenience fee will be charged by the service provider. You will be informed of the amount of the fee and you may elect to cancel the transaction. At the end of the transaction, you will be given a confi rmation number for your records.
  • Visit: http://www.officialpayments.com and select State Payments; or
  • Call Official Payments Corporation toll-free at 1-800-2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829) and follow the instructions. You will be asked to enter the Connecticut Jurisdiction Code: 1777.
    Do not send in Form CT-1040 EXT if you make your payment by credit card. All credit card payments for extension requests will be accepted by the credit card service provider. However, if your payment is late, DRS will notify you in writing that your request is denied.
Pay by Mail: Make your check payable to Commissioner of Revenue Services. To ensure proper posting of your payment, write “2014 Form CT-1040 EXT” and your Social Security Number(s) (optional) on the front of your check. Be sure to sign your check and paper clip it to the front of your return. Do not send cash. DRS may submit your check to your bank electronically.

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