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Filing a Texas extension request in ProConnect Tax

SOLVEDby IntuitUpdated May 26, 2023

To request a first extension.

  1. Go to Input Return State & Local Taxes Texas Franchise Tax
  2. Select the Extension tab.
  3. Check the box for File 05-164 extension form or e-file 05-164 extension form.

How to request a second extension

Second extensions can't be filed through ProConnect. Per the Texas Comptroller instructions on franchise tax extensions, you can request a second extension by:

ProConnect doesn't have an input field to indicate a second extension was filed, so be sure to follow the instructions below to make any necessary changes when filing the return.

Follow these steps to manually change the due date of the return (when the second extension was filed):

  1. Go to the input section for Invoice, Letter, Filing Instructions.
  2. Scroll to the section Client Letter.
  3. Enter the revised due date of return.

Follow these steps to manually force the tax based on COGS (which Lacerte will not automatically select after the first extended due date):

  1. Go to the input section for Texas Franchise Tax.
  2. Scroll to the section Deductions and Tax Adjustments.
  3. Enter 1 in the field Calculation method: 1=COGS, 2=compensation, 3=70%, 4=EZ, 5=less 1 million [O].

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