Can the due date for filing a franchise and excise tax return be extended? Yes, the filing due date can be extended for six months if the taxpayer meets certain requirements that can be found here. September 13, 2019 16:01 Related articles Am I required to file an extension form if the payment requirements to receive an extension have been met? What are the requirements for receiving a franchise & excise tax extension? When is the franchise and excise tax return due? TNTAP: Filing a Business Tax Return If I request an extension of time to file and later discover I do not owe any tax, must I file a Hall income tax return?