New rules set by the IRS have changed the time of automatic extensions. These rules affect estate, trust and partnership tax returns. Instead of the former six month tax filing extension, the new period is just five months. For most individual taxpayers the new rules will have little to no effect on filing date or individual taxpayer extensions.
The filing options with an extension for these entities was a six month period. However, the new rules have reduced the amount of time allowed by one month.