Second extensions can't be filed through Lacerte. Per the Texas Comptroller instructions on franchise tax extensions, you can request a second extension by:
- Making a timely TEXNET payment using tax type code 13080 (Franchise Tax Extension);
- Using franchise tax Webfile to make a second extension payment;
- Using Webfile or submitting Form 05-164, Texas Franchise Tax Extension Request if all tax due was paid with the entity's first extension.
Lacerte 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.
Relevant input screen numbers
|S-corporate||4.1 Invoice, Letter, Filing Instructions and 49.431 Texas Franchise Tax|
|Corporate||5.1 Invoice, Letter, Filing Instructions and 51.431 Texas Franchise Tax|
|Partnership||2.1 Invoice, Letter, Filing Instructions and 43.431 Texas Franchise Tax|
|Individual||5.1 Invoice, Letter, Filing Instructions and 54.431 Texas Franchise Tax|