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State tax deadline extended

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The N.C. Department of Revenue announced it will extend the April 15 tax ling deadline to July 15 for individual, corporate and franchise taxes to mirror the announced deadline change from the Internal Revenue Service.

“Taxpayers need relief during this difficult time and my administration is bringing it,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “I will work with both Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature to provide additional help.”

The N.C. Department of Revenue will extend the deadline for filing North Carolina individual income, corporate income and franchise taxes to July 15. The NCDOR will not charge penalties for those filing and paying their taxes after April 15, as long as they file and pay their taxes before the updated July 15 deadline.

However, the department cannot offer relief from interest charged to filings after April 15. Unless state law is changed, tax payments received after April 15 will be charged accruing interest over the period from April 15 until the date of payment.

These changes do not apply to trust taxes, such as sales and use taxes, or to withholding taxes.

The NCDOR will issue official notification once the IRS publishes its guidance, which has not happened yet.

Taxpayers are encouraged to use online and free services to pay their taxes this year.

General information is available at 877-252-3052 and for individual income tax refund inquiries, taxpayers can call 877-252-4052.

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