NCDOR Actions on COVID-19

Tax Relief

Tax Relief

May 6, 2020

Important Notice: Waiver of Interest and Other Economic Support to North Carolina Taxpayers in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

NCDOR Publishes Notice On Alcohol Tax Relief

May 4, 2020

NCDOR Will Waive Interest For Individual, Corporate, and Franchise Tax Payments Through July 15 Under New Law 

March 31, 2020

NCDOR Expands Penalty Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Coronavirus Disease 2019

March 23, 2020

Tax Filing Deadline Extended To July 15 

March 20, 2020

Important Notice: NCDOR Provides Special Penalty Relief

March 19, 2020

N.C. Department of Revenue Offers Relief in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

N.C. Department of Revenue Offers Penalty Waivers Related to State of Emergency

Additional Information 

Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at and in Spanish at The Department of Treasury also has information available at Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know.

Economic Impact Payments

Economic Impact Payments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is sending economic relief payments for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Note: The federal IRS is responsible for calculation, distribution, and issues related to the Economic Impact Payments. The NCDOR has no authority over these payments and cannot answer questions or resolve related issues. Please direct all inquiries to the IRS. 

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News Releases COVID-19 Essential Businesses

COVID-19 Essential Businesses

Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 138 on May 5, 2020, which is effective May 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. Under the order, which supersedes Executive Order 121, there will no longer be “essential business” designations.

As a result, the North Carolina Department of Revenue will no longer have authority to determine whether a business is allowed to operate under the new order and, therefore, is no longer accepting applications from businesses seeking to be deemed essential.

All businesses, regardless of a previous NCDOR designation, are governed by Executive Order 138 once effective, including any businesses that must be closed under that order.  Please refer to the order for guidance. 


Law enforcement agencies are responsible for enforcement of the Executive Order and should address individual citizen concerns about local business operations.