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North Carolina State Tax Amendment Form

You can change or amend an accepted North Carolina State Income Tax Return for the current Tax Year here on eFile.com via Form D-400. For previous tax years, please find the appropriate Form D-400 by tax year. Please include this sheet - Form D-400AM - with your NC tax amendment Form D-400.

You can prepare a 2020 North Carolina Tax Amendment on eFile.com, however you cannot submit it electronically. In comparison, the IRS requires a different Form - Form 1040X -to amend an IRS return (do not use Form 1040 for an IRS Amendment).

If the IRS sent you a notification to change an error on your Return, or you might have discovered an error yourself. If you or the IRS amended or changed one of your IRS Tax Return(s), the IRS will report this to the North Carolina Tax Agency, thus you should file a North Carolina Tax Amendment within one year. 

Function
Description
File a 2020 North Carolina Tax Amendment
You cannot eFile a NC Tax Amendment anywhere, except mail it in. However, you can prepare it here on eFile.com.
Option 1: Sign into your eFile.com account, modify your IRS and or NC Return.  In your My Account section you will 2 links one PDF file of the current tax year and one that will say I'd like to view a working copy of my return.  When you click on that link it will show you the modified or amended IRS and NC PDF files. Then download, print and check off the box Tax Amendment then sign your updated NC Form D-400. Also complete this form D-400M  (page 2) only and include it with you tax amendment.
Option 2: If you don't have an eFile.com account you can do the same as Option 1, except you would not have an already eFiled return in your account.
Option 3: If you want to do the math on your own paper return then complete, sign NC Form D-400 and D-400 Schedule AM - Print, Mail the Form to NC Tax Department to:
North Carolina Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 25000
Raleigh, NC 27640-0640
NC Tax Amendment Form D-400
This Form can be used to file an: Income Tax Return, Tax Amendment, Change of Address. Complete a new Form D-400 and attach a completed D-400 Schedule AM to the Form.
Step 1: Select the NC D-400 by Tax Year below
Step 2: Complete D-400 Schedule AM
Step 3: Sign, Mail Form D-400 and D-400 Schedule AM to one of the addresses listed above
Tax Year 2020 only: Prepare online on eFile.com until Oct. 15, 2021. When done Print, Sign and Mail in - not eFile - Your Tax Amendment, Address Change, etc.
After Oct. 15 Prepare, Print, Sign and Mail-In - see address above - your Tax Year 2020 - Form D-400 and Tax Year 2020 - Form D-400 Schedule AM
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your NC Tax Return was rejected by the NC Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected North Carolina Tax Return.
Check Your NC Tax Amendment Status
1. Call the NC Department of Revenue at 1-877-252-3052.
2. Contact the NC Department of Revenue.
North Carolina Refund Deadlines
A. Three years from the due date of the original tax year return, including valid filing extensions.
B. One year from the final determination of the amended federal return or federal change, whichever is later, provided that the allowable refund is not more than the decrease in North Carolina tax attributable to the federal change or correction.
C. Two years from the payment of an assessment, provided the amended return raises issues relating only to the prior assessment and the refund does not exceed the amount of tax paid on the prior assessment.
D. Two years from the filing of an amended North Carolina return resulting in the payment of additional tax, provided that the current amended return raises issues relating solely to the prior amended return and that the refund does not exceed the amount of the tax payment made as a result of the prior amended return.
Additional North Carolina Tax Income Taxes Deadlines
North Carolina Income Tax Penalties
Find out how North Carolina Late Filing and Late Payment Penalties are calculated.
For IRS Tax and Late Filing Penalties we have an easy to use tool: The PENALTYucator.
File an IRS Tax Amendment by Tax Year
Instructions on how to prepare an IRS Tax Amendment on eFile.com, however the IRS does not accept Tax Amendments electronically.

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