Extension Form 7004
Form 7004 & Political Organizations
One of the many form deadlines that can be extended with Form 7004 is the Form 1120-POL for political organizations. When submitted by the original Form 1120-POL deadline, the Form 7004 application grants an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the information return. Form 7004 does not extend the amount of time to pay any taxes due with Form 1120-POL, but it does extend the deadline to have your information return sent to the IRS.
Form 7004 Deadline
In order to be eligible for upto 6-month extension to file your Form 1120-POL, Form 7004 must be submitted to the IRS by your original deadline. Form 1120-POL's original deadline is always the 15th day of the 4th month following the political organization's tax year end date. For political organizations that have a calendar tax year, this date is April 15th of the following year. That means to extend the deadline for an organization that follows a calendar tax year, Form 7004 must be submitted to the IRS by April 15th.
What's Needed to E-file IRS Form 7004
To complete Form 7004 to extend the deadline for Form 1120-POL, you'll need a bit of information before you can submit your form. First, you'll need the political organization's name, TIN (Tax Identification Number, usually an EIN, or Employer Identification Number), and address. It's important that this information matches what the IRS has on record to ensure your Form 7004 and deadline extension are approved. Form 1120-POL filers are also required to complete Part V of Form 7004 which supplies information about foreign affairs, tax year details, and taxes due.