Minnesota tax attorneys and attorneys in other states warn their clients that there are two important IRS deadlines next Monday, March 17, 2014.
First, corporate income tax returns are due for corporations with fiscal year ending on December 31, 2013. Normally, the deadline would be on March 15, but because this date falls on Saturday, the deadline in 2014 is March 17.
If you are not ready to file corporate income tax return, you can request an extension using Form 7004 for an additional six months until September 15, 2014. Note, if you file an extension, you still must pay the corporate taxes due by March 17, 2014 (in such a case, Minnesota tax attorneys estimate the final tax liability of the corporation for 2013 and ask their corporate clients to pay the amount due with extension). As Minnesota tax attorneys advise, in most cases, EFTPS system should be used by the corporations to make such a payment.
Minnesota tax attorneys also warn about a second important deadline on March 17 ,2014. This deadline concerns the Subchapter S election for the corporations with tax years ending on December 31, 2013. The corporation can make such an election no later than two months and fifteen days after the beginning of the tax year in which the election is to take place. Again, since March 15 is Saturday, the deadline for this election is moved to March 17, 2014.
Whether your corporation may benefit from becoming an S-corporation is a question that depends on your particular facts. In such case, Minnesota tax attorneys weigh in multiple consideration, legal and tax, before giving an advice to their corporation clients.
Of course, corporations with fiscal years ending on a date other than December 31, 2013, have their own deadlines, but the rule behind calculating the deadlines in such cases are similar. Therefore, you should contact your Minnesota tax attorney to determine the exact due date of the income tax return of your corporation.