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Texas Offers 30 Day Extension on Margin Tax Filing

Texas –Corporate Income Tax: Comptroller Extends Filing Date by 30 Days

In a Press Release, issued by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, dated, April 22, 2008 it was announced that businesses unable to meet the May 15 due date for the revised franchise tax, also referred to as the business margin tax, are being granted a 30-day extension to submit their returns or file an extension without penalty. Reports filed on or before June 16, 2008, for annual reports and June 2, 2008, for initial reports will be considered timely. Prior to the extension, a 5% penalty would have been imposed on those not filing by May 15. The comptroller’s office is allowing the additional 30 days due to the complexity of the revised franchise tax and the newness of the enhanced electronic reporting methods.

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