All corporations are granted an automatic seven-month extension to file Form M4, Corporation Franchise Tax Return. However, there is no extension to pay.
You are not required to submit a form to receive this filing extension. Also, if the IRS grants an extension of time to file your federal return that is longer than Minnesota’s seven-month extension, your state filing due date is extended to the federal due date.
This extension is for filing only. To avoid penalties and interest, you must pay any tax owed by the regular due date. View Corporation Franchise Tax Due Date or Penalty Information for Businesses.
To make an extension tax payment, you may: