What are the e-file/ paper file deadlines for Business returns?

When is the e-file/ paper file deadline for a Corporate return?

When is the e-file/ paper file deadline for an S-Corporate return?

When is the e-file/ paper file deadline for a Partnership return?


Detailed Information

March Deadline April Deadline June Deadline September Deadline October Deadline December Deadline
 
 
  


March Deadline:
 
  • File Partnership returns (Forms 1065 and Schedule K-1s) or automatic 5-month extensions (Form 7004) by 12 midnight Wednesday, March 15, 2019.
  • File S Corporate returns (Forms 1120S and Schedule K-1s) or automatic 6-month extensions (Form 7004) by 12 midnight Wednesday, March 15, 2019.


Additional E-file Information and Perfection Period:

  • Remember to retrieve your acknowledgments to ensure your return or extension is accepted by the taxing authority. If your return or extension is rejected, follow the guidelines below to ensure it remains timely filed. 
  • Returns and extensions DO NOT have to be Accepted by the IRS and/or states on March 15 to be considered timely filed. An electronic postmark is assigned to a return when it is received by the Intuit Electronic Filing Center. This electronic postmark is the date the return or extension is considered filed. This electronic postmark is reported as the Return Submitted date and time displayed in the E-file Postmark. 
  • The ERO should print the reject notice and Intuit Electronic Postmark Report and submit these documents with the paper return or extension. For additional information see Publication 4163 under the Rejected e-Filed Returns section for more information.  Note:  Per page 60 of Publication 4163, "Before  filing  a  paper  return,  corporations,  partnerships  and  tax-exempt organizations required to e-file must contact the e-help Desk
     (1-866-255-0654) to attempt to resolve the rejection conditions. If the rejection conditions cannot be resolved, these taxpayers must receive authorization from the e-help Desk before filing a paper return."
  • The ERO is allowed 10 calendar days to resubmit a rejected e-file return. See Publication 4163 under the Transmission Perfection Period section for more information. (This does not apply to payments)
  • The ERO is allowed 5 calendar days to resubmit a rejected e-file extension. See Publication 4163 under the Transmission Perfection Period section for more information. (This does not apply to payments)

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April Deadline:
 
  • File Individual returns (Forms 1041, 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) by 11:59 PM (in ERO time zone)  April 15, 2019. If you live in Maine or Massachusetts (or the estate or trust is located in Maine or Massachusetts), you have until April 17, 2019, because of the Patriots’ Day holiday in those states and the Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia.
  • File Corporate returns (Forms 1120) or automatic 6-month extensions (Form 7004) by 12 midnight Monday, April 15, 2019. (ME and MA Due April 17, 2019 - Patriots Day)
  • Corporations- Deposit the first installment of 2019 estimated tax by Monday, April 15, 2019.
     

Additional E-file Information and Perfection Period:

  • Remember to retrieve your acknowledgments to ensure your return or extension is accepted by the taxing authority. If your return or extension is rejected, follow the guidelines below to ensure it remains timely filed. 
  • Returns and extensions DO NOT have to be  Accepted by the IRS and/or states on April 18 to be considered timely filed. An electronic postmark is assigned to a return when it is received by the Intuit Electronic Filing Center. This electronic postmark is the date the return or extension is considered filed. This electronic postmark is reported as the  Return Submitted date and time displayed in the E-file Postmark. 
  • The ERO should print the reject notice and Intuit Electronic Postmark Report and submit these documents with the paper return or extension. For additional information see Publication 4163 under the Rejected e-Filed Returns section for more information. 
  • The ERO is allowed 10 calendar days to resubmit a rejected e-file return. See Publication 4163 under the Transmission Perfection Period section for more information. (This does not apply to payments)
  • The ERO is allowed 5 calendar days to resubmit a rejected e-file extension. See Publication 4163 under the Transmission Perfection Period section for more information. (This does not apply to payments)

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June Deadline:
 
  • Corporations- Deposit the second installment of 2019 estimated tax by Monday, June 17, 2019.
     

September Deadline:
 
  • File S Corporate returns (Form 1120S) (if you timely requested a 6-month extension in March) by 12 midnight Thursday, September 16, 2019.
  • File Partnership returns (Form 1065) (if you timely requested a 6-month extension in March) by 12 midnight Thursday, September 16, 2019.
  • Corporations- Deposit the third installment of 2019 estimated tax by Thursday, September 16, 2019.


Additional E-file Information and Perfection Period:

  • Remember to retrieve your acknowledgments to ensure your return is accepted by the taxing authority. If your return is rejected, follow the guidelines below to ensure it remains timely filed.
  • Returns DO NOT have to be Accepted by the IRS and/or states on September 15 to be considered timely filed. An electronic postmark is assigned to a return when it is received by the Intuit Electronic Filing Center. This electronic postmark is the date the return is considered filed. This electronic postmark is reported as the Return Submitted date and time displayed in the E-file Postmark.  
  • The ERO should print the reject notice and Intuit Electronic Postmark Report and submit these documents with the paper return. For additional information see  Publication 4163 under the Rejected e-Filed Returns section for more information.
  • The ERO is allowed  10 calendar days to resubmit a rejected e-file return. See Publication 4163 under the Transmission Perfection Period section for more information.(This does not apply to payments)
 


 



October Deadline:
 
  • File Corporate returns (Form 1120) (if you timely requested a 6-month extension in April) by 12 midnight Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
  • File Individual returns (Form 1040) if you timely requested a 6-month extension in April, by 12 midnight Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
     

December Deadline:

  • Corporations- Deposit the final and fourth installment of 2019 estimated tax by Monday,  December 16, 2019.



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You can e-file Business returns from the current year and two prior year programs. If a state does not support e-filing of prior year returns, or has a different limit (such as 1 prior year), you will not be able to transmit the impacted returns.

  • For Tax Year 2018, we will support e-filing of Business Returns for 2018, 2017, and 2016. 


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