IMPACT OF THE FEDERAL TAX INCREASE PREVENTION ACT OF 2014 ON NORTH CAROLINA’S CORPORATE AND INDIVDUAL INCOME TAX RETURNS

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North Carolina’s corporate income tax law uses federal taxable income as the starting point in determining
North Carolina taxable income. North Carolina’s individual income tax law uses federal adjusted gross
income as the starting point in determining North Carolina taxable income. In both cases, the reference to
federal law is to the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) as of a certain date. Currently, that reference is to the
Code as of December 31, 2013. Each year the General Assembly determines whether to update its reference
to the Code. Doing so would make recent amendments to the Code applicable for North Carolina income tax
purposes. In some cases, the General Assembly chooses not to follow (“decouple” from) certain
amendments to federal law.