Special to Iredell Free News
RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Revenue (NCDOR) announced Friday that the department will extend the April 15 tax filing deadline to July 15 for individual, corporate, and franchise taxes to mirror the announced deadline change from the Internal Revenue Service.
“Taxpayers need relief during this difficult time and my administration is bringing it,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “I will work with both Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature to provide additional help.”
NCDOR will not charge penalties for those filing and paying their taxes after April 15, 2020, as long as they file and pay their tax before the updated July 15, 2020 deadline.
However, the department cannot offer relief from interest charged to filings after April 15. Unless state law is changed, tax payments received after April 15 will be charged accruing interest over the period from April 15 until the date of payment.
These changes do not apply to trust taxes, such as sales and use or withholding taxes.
The NCDOR will issue official notification once the IRS publishes their guidance, which has not happened at this time.
Additionally, taxpayers are encouraged to use online and free services to pay their taxes this year. 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