N.C. Department of Revenue Offers Relief in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak Payment Penalties Waived Through July 15


Secretary of Revenue Ronald G. Penny announced today that the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) is offering individuals and businesses relief as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The NCDOR will not impose the late payment penalty for income tax due on April 15, 2020 if the tax is paid by July 15, 2020.

On March 18, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced an extended payment deadline for federal taxes, but did not extend the filing deadlines. The NCDOR is mirroring this payment extension to the greatest extent possible under current state law. While the NCDOR is waiving late payment penalties through July 15, state law prevents waiving any interest. As with federal returns, the due date for filing the state income tax returns remains April 15, 2020. 

For all the details, review this notice.

Taxpayers are encouraged to file their taxes online. Most taxpayers can file online for free at: www.NCDOR.gov/NCfreefile

NCDOR online services: www.ncdor.gov

NCDOR phone numbers:

General information: 1-877-252-3052; Individual income tax refund inquiries: 1-877-252-4052