eFile for Businesses

eFile for businesses is available for current, amended, and prior year returns and payments for the following:

  • Corporate Income and Franchise
  • Partnership Income
  • Estates and Trusts Income

View a list of approved eFile software products

Tab/Accordion Items

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

eFile supports several filing options:

  • File state and federal returns together or separately
  • File current, amended, or prior year returns (up to two years prior to current year)
  • File application for extension

Some eFile providers offer the option to pay by bank draft.

  • Pay when you eFile your return or extension
  • Schedule your payment when you eFile your return
    • Tax due and extension payments can be scheduled up to 6 months in advance
  • Estimated payments can be scheduled up to 12 months in advance
  • Pay using the NCDOR website or by mail

  • 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