Election To Use Different Annualization Periods for Corporate Estimated Tax
(Under section 6655(e)(2)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code)
OMB No. 1545-0123
(Rev. October 2016)
Do not file with the corporation’s income tax return—file separately.
Department of the Treasury
Information about Form 8842 and its instructions is available at
Internal Revenue Service
Employer identification number
Number, street, and room or suite no. (If a P.O. box, see instructions.)
City or town, state, and ZIP code, or country
Tax year ends (month and year)
Type of return to be filed (check one)
Election to use an annualization option under the annualized income installment method
Check one of the following boxes.
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First 2 months
First 4 months
First 7 months
First 10 months
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First 3 months
First 5 months
First 8 months
First 11 months
Signature. Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have been authorized by the above-named corporation or organization to make this election, and
to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information provided is true, correct, and complete.
Signature of officer or agent
When To File
If an organization wants to use the
annualized income installment
• File Form 8842 annually to elect
Section references are to the
method but does not elect Option 1
Option 1 or 2 even if the same
Internal Revenue Code unless
or 2, it can annualize income using
option is elected each year.
the Standard Option. The Standard
• File Form 8842 by the 15th day of
Purpose of Form
Option can be used without filing
the 4th month of the tax year for
Form 8842. Corporations, see Form
Corporations use Form 8842 to elect
which the election is to apply.
1120-W, Estimated Tax for
one of the two annualization options
Note: The election applies only to
Corporations, for information on the
that can be elected under section
the tax year for which it is made.
Standard Option. Partnerships, see
6655(e)(2)(C) to figure the
Once the election is made, it cannot
the instructions for Form 8804,
corporation’s estimated tax
be revoked for that tax year.
Annual Return for Partnership
payments under the annualized
Withholding Tax (Section 1446).
Where To File
income installment method.
Tax-exempt organizations subject
File Form 8842 with the Department
Who Can Elect
to the unrelated business income tax
of the Treasury, Internal Revenue
Corporations (including S
and private foundations should not
Service Center, Cincinnati, OH
corporations) and partnerships
file Form 8842. For information
required to pay the withholding tax
concerning the annualization periods
Do not file Form 8842 with
under section 1446 use this form to
applicable to tax-exempt
the corporation’s income
elect either Option 1 or Option 2
organizations and private
under the annualized income
foundations, see Form 990-W,
Estimated Tax on Unrelated
Business Taxable Income for Tax-
(Continued on back of form)
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