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Tax Time: Should You File a Business Extension? March 17 might be the deadline for corporations to file, but an extension could be your best move. Here are the details and tips you should know about the Corporate deadline.

By Mark J. Kohler

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C-Corporations and S-Corporations must file by March 15 each year, or they can file and receive an automatic 6-month extension. This year, because the 15th falls on a Saturday, the deadline is March 17. Many don't realize that filing an Extension can reduce your chances of an audit and give you more time to prepare an accurate tax return. To extend, simply file IRS Form 7004 and review the instructions on the proper address to mail your Extension. Check out this video for a quick summary. For more information visit www.markjkohler.com.

Related: S-Corps and Tax Advantages: What to Know

Mark J. Kohler

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Author, Attorney and CPA

Mark Kohler, M.PR.A., C.P.A., J.D., is a highly respected Founding and Senior Partner at KKOS Lawyers, specializing in tax, legal, wealth, estate, and asset protection planning. With a reputation as a YouTube personality, best-selling author, and national speaker, Kohler is dedicated to guiding clients through complex legal and financial landscapes to achieve their American Dream. He also serves as the co-founder and Board Member of the Directed IRA Trust Company and has launched the Main Street Certified Tax Advisor Program to train CPAs and Enrolled Agents nationwide. As the co-host of The Main Street Business Podcast and The Directed IRA Podcast, he simplifies intricate topics like legal and tax strategy, asset protection, retirement, investing, and wealth growth. Mark Kohler's commitment to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners attain success and financial security has made him a trusted expert in the field, benefiting countless individuals and businesses in navigating the financial and business world with confidence.

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