State of Texas Business Income Tax Extensions

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General Instructions

The Texas franchise tax is imposed on each taxable entity formed or organized in Texas or doing business in Texas.  The annual franchise tax report is due on May 15th, except in those years where May 15th falls on a weekend or legal holiday. If May 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date will be the next business day.

In the event you are unable to file your Texas franchise tax report by the due date, you may request and extension by filing Texas Form 05-164, which will extend your due date to August 15th. Texas is one of the few states that will allows for a second extension. If you are unable to file your Texas franchise tax report by the extended due date of August 15th, you may request a second extension by again filing Texas Form 05-064 by August 15th, which will extend your final filing deadline to November 15th.

Remember that filing Texas Form 05-164 only provides you with an extension of time to file your Texas Annual franchise tax report. It does not grant you an extension of time to pay any taxes you have due. Remit any estimated taxes you have due with Texas Form 05-164 by May 15th to avoid any potential late payment penalties. 

Further information on Texas franchise tax report extensions can be found on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts “Texas Taxes” website.




Texas State Income Tax Extension Forms