North Carolina Income Taxes and NC State Tax

Your North Carolina State Individual Tax Return for the current tax year can be prepared online via eFile along with a Federal or IRS Individual Tax Return (or you can learn how to complete and file only a NC state return). The latest deadline for e-filing NC State Tax Returns is April deadline.

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"The North Star State" makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and North Carolina State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just - a North Carolina Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a North Carolina current Tax Return - here via However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

If you file a tax extension you can e-File your Taxes until October deadline without a late filing penalty. However, if you owe Taxes and don't pay on time, you might face late tax payment penalties. Tip: File on time, even you can't pay on time, as the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties.

North Carolina State Income Tax Rate: 4.75%
Where Is Your North Carolina Tax Refund Money
Step 1: Sign into your account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your North Carolina Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
North Carolina Income Tax Extension
North Carolina Income Tax Amendment
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your NC Tax Return was rejected by the NC Tax Agency - not - instructions on how to correct a rejected North Carolina Tax Return.
How to Pay Income Taxes
North Carolina, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties
1. Late Filing Penalty: A late filing penalty is assessed when you don't file by the due date, is 5% of the unpaid tax per month, and cannot exceed 25% of the income tax due.
2. Late Payment Penalty: Assessed at 10% of the tax due when the income tax is not paid by the due date. In case you get an extension and pay 90% or more of your income tax by the original due date, then you don't have to pay a late penalty fee as long as you pay the tax by the extended deadline.
4. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.
NC Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various North Carolina Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments.
North Carolina Income Tax Brackets
North Carolina Income Tax Forms
North Carolina Unemployment Benefits
North Carolina taxes unemployment income.
North Carolina Marriage Penalty

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E-File These Current North Carolina State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-File these state forms for current tax year in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

NC Current Year Tax Forms
NC-4 - Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate
NC-40 - Individual Estimated Income Tax
Schedule AM - North Carolina Amended Schedule
D-400 - North Carolina Individual Income Tax Return
D-400TC - Individual Income Tax Credits
D-422 - Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
D-422A - Annualized Income Installment Worksheet

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.