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? When is the franchise and excise tax return due? TNTAP: Filing a Business Tax Return What are the requirements for receiving a franchise & excise tax extension? What is the due date for calendar year 2017 tax returns?