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The North Carolina Department of Revenue officially opened the 2022 tax season and began accepting and downloading 2021 individual income tax returns effective March 1. Taxpayers who file state returns electronically will receive acknowledgements.

The N.C. Department of Revenue began mailing one-time payments to eligible and approved North Carolina businesses that applied for the Business Recovery Grant (BRG) program prior to the Jan. 31, 2022 deadline. Businesses approved for a grant of $50,000 or less can expect to receive payment in the coming days. Federal law requires persons or entities receiving grant awards in excess of $50,000 to provide additional information before receiving their payments.

The N.C. Department of Revenue will temporarily pause accepting Phase 2 applications for Business Recovery Grants as the General Assembly considers increasing eligibility for additional types of businesses. The department will continue to process Phase 1 grant awards to approved eligible businesses.

A Mecklenburg County businessman has been arrested on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Matt R. Coben, 61, of Boynton Beach, Fla., was charged earlier today with three counts of Embezzlement of State Property.

The target date for the NCDOR to open state tax season is the week of Feb. 28, with refunds beginning to go out in early April.

A Wake County businessman was arrested today on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Byron Todd Unger, 55, of New Hill, NC was charged with three counts of Embezzlement of State Property.

A Mecklenburg County businessman was arrested today on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Mark F. Ethridge, 62, of Mint Hill, NC, was charged with three counts of Embezzlement of State Property.

A Carteret County businessman was arrested today on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. William Louis Willis, 53, of Newport, NC was charged with five counts of Embezzlement of State Property.

A Wake County businessman was arrested today on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Sherief Adel Mansour, 47, of Moncure, NC was charged with two counts of Embezzlement of State Property.

The deadline for eligible businesses to apply for Business Recovery Grants is Monday, Jan. 31. The Business Recovery Grant Program (BRG) will issue a one-time payment to eligible North Carolina businesses that suffered an economic loss of at least 20 percent during the pandemic.

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