This article describes how to generate a business return extension Form 7004 or Form 8868 in each return type in ProConnect Tax Online.

To generate an extension in a 1065 return (Partnership):

  1. Go to the Input Return tab
  2. Navigate to General section to expand
  3. Click on the Automatic Extension (7004) screen.
  4. Enter a '1' in the field Print extension: 1=1065, 2=8804, 3=both.   

To generate an extension in an 1120 return (Corporation):

  1. Go to the Input Return tab
  2. Navigate to the Payments, Penalties & Extensions section and expand that. 
  3. Click on the Extension (7004) screen.
  4. Make an entry in the field 1=automatic extension, 2=blank (MANDATORY) 

To generate an extension in an 1120S return (S Corporation):

  1. Go to the Input Return tab
  2. Navigate to the Payments, Penalties & Extensions section and expand that. 
  3. Click on the Extension of Time to File (7004) screen.
  4. Make an entry in the field 1=automatic extension, 2=blank (MANDATORY). 

To generate an extension in a 990 return (Exempt organization):

  1. Go to the Input Return tab
  2. Navigate to the Payments, Penalties & Extensions section and expand that. 
  3. Click on the Extension screen.
  4. Make an entry in the field 1=automatic extension, 2=blank (MANDATORY). 

 

To access the extension for a state attached to a Business return:

  • Once you have added the state in the Profile section, state extension data will appear under the same extension section as the 7004 and can be edited here.

 


Additional information/resources:

  • If you e-file an extension you do not have to e-file the return unless you are required by the mandate to file the tax return. If there are extenuating circumstances which prevent the return from being e-filed then you can paper file.
  • There is no mandate to e-file extensions for any type of return.
 

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