Estate Tax Due Dates and Extensions


Form M706, Estate Tax Return and payment are due nine months after a decedent's death. We allow an automatic six-month extension to file, but do not allow an extension for payment.

Exception: If the decedent died between January 1, 2009, and December 16, 2010, Form M706 was due 15 months after the date of death, or September 19, 2011 (or the extended filing date as prescribed by the Internal Revenue Service), whichever was later. This was a filing extension only.

Month of Death Regular Due Date Extended Due Date
January October April
February November May
March December June
April January July
May February August
June March September
July April October
August May November
September June December
October July January
November August February
December September March

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