Winter Storm Extension to March 20th: Many Businesses Have Extra Time to Request Six-Month Extension

March 15, 2017, the IRS granted victims and tax professionals affected by last week’s Winter Storm Stella additional time to request a six-month extension to file their 2016 federal tax returns.

Business taxpayers who are unable to file their tax return by March 15, 2017 can request an automatic extension by filing Form 7004, available on, on or before March 20, 2017. Form 7004 provides a six-month extension for returns filed by partnerships (Forms 1065 and 1065B) and S corporations (Forms 1120S).

Eligible taxpayers taking advantage of this relief should write “Winter Storm Stella” on their Form 7004 extension request (if filing Form 7004 by paper). As always, the fastest and easiest way to get an extension is to file this form electronically.

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