The IRS Form 7004 tax extension is titled "Application for Automatic Extension of
Time to File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns". For these returns, the requirements for a signature and an explanation of the need for an extension of time to file have been removed. When you e-file, you will receive a notifcation letting you know if your extension has been approved.
Only one extension form will need to be filed on or before the due date of the appropriate form. A separate Efile Form 7004 tax extension will need to be filed for each return.
Purpose of Form 7004
Use Form 7004 to request an automatic extension of time to file certain business income tax, information, and other returns. The extension will be granted if you complete Form 7004 properly, make a proper estimate of the tax (if applicable), file the form by the due date of the return to which the Form 7004 applies, and pay any tax that is due.
Automatic 5-month extension for Partnerships
If you are applying for an automatic 5-month extension, enter the appropriate Form Code in the boxes on line 1a to indicate the type of return for which you are requesting an extension. Enter only one Form Code. If you make a Form Code entry on line 1a, do not make a Form Code entry on line 1b.
Automatic 6-month extension for Corporations
If you are applying for an automatic 6-month extension, enter the appropriate Form Code in the boxes on line 1b to indicate the type of return for which you are requesting an extension. Enter only one Form Code. If you make a Form Code entry on line 1b, do not make a Form Code entry on line 1a.
- Form 1041-N
- Form 1041-QFT
- Form 1042
- Form 1065-B
- Form 1066
- Form 1120
- Form 1120-C
- Form 1120-F
- Form 1120-FSC
- Form 1120-H
- Form 1120-L
- Form 1120-ND
- Form 1120-PC
- Form 1120-POL
- Form 1120-REIT
- Form 1120-RIC
- Form 1120S
- Form 1120-SF
- Form 3520-A
- Form 706-GS (D)
Note: If an association is electing to file Form 1120-H, U.S. Income
Tax Return for Homeowners Associations, it should file for the extension on Form
7004 using the original form type assigned to the entity.
See the Instructions for Form 1120-H.