eFile for Businesses

For taxpayers – choose your tax type (below) to view a list of approved eFile software products. Be sure the eFile software provider and product that you select supports the forms you want to file and/or pay.

Corporate Income and Franchise

  • File using competitively priced software
  • Available for current, amended, and prior year returns and payments
  • File using competitively priced software
  • Available for current, amended and prior year returns and payments

Estates and Trusts

  • File using competitively priced software
  • Available for current  and amended year returns and payments

Filing your taxes

  • eFile supports several filing options:
    • File state and federal returns together or separately
    • Current, amended, or prior years (up to two years prior to current year)
    • Application for extension
    • Estimated income tax
  • Review Corporate Income and Franchise forms available through eFile
  • Review Partnership forms available through eFile
  • Review Estates and Trusts forms available through eFile

Paying your taxes

  • Some eFile providers offer payment options to
    • Pay by bank draft
    • Pay when you eFile your return, or
    • Schedule your payment when you eFile your return
      • tax due (payment) can be scheduled up until the due date of the return
      • extension payments can be scheduled up to 6 months in advance
      • estimated payments can be scheduled up to 12 months in advance
  • You can also pay using the NCDOR website or by mail (Corporate),  mail (Partnership) or mail (Estates and Trusts).

Choosing your refund options

  • Credit of overpayment as an estimated income tax payment for the next year
  • Contribution to NC Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund
  • Contribution to NC Education Endowment Fund
  • Receipt of a paper refund check

What is eFile?

  • An electronic method of filing and paying federal and state taxes using NCDOR-approved, commercial tax preparation software
  • A partnership program offered by the IRS (federal), NCDOR (state), and participating software providers
  • Frequently referred to as MeF (Modernized Electronic Filing)

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