Raleigh, North Carolina
March 4, 2022
Today, the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) officially began accepting and uploading 2021 Corporation and Franchise Income Tax, Partnership Income, and Estate and Trust Income Tax Returns. Taxpayers who file state returns electronically will receive acknowledgments of receipt.
The delay in the opening of the tax season is due to the late approval of the state budget, which included multiple changes in tax legislation. The later start date allowed time to complete testing of system updates and approve updates to business tax preparation software. The NCDOR began accepting personal tax returns on Tuesday, March 1.
Tax returns are due this year on Friday, April 15. However, due to the Emancipation Holiday, returns filed on or before April 18 will be considered filed on time and will not be subject to penalties or interest.
Taxpayers are encouraged to file their taxes electronically; it is safer, more convenient and more accurate than traditional paper filing.