2017 State Tax Filing Season for Business Income Taxes to Begin Jan. 11

The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) will officially open the 2017 tax filing season and begin accepting Corporate Income and Franchise, and Partnership tax returns on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began accepting returns on Jan. 6.

Taxpayers or preparers who submit a filing prior to the NCDOR’s opening should be aware that they will receive acknowledgements for electronically filed returns on or after Jan. 11.

State tax returns are due this year on Tuesday, April 18. The regular deadline of April 15 was extended due to the federal government being closed on Monday, April 17, to observe Emancipation Day.

Taxpayers and preparers are encouraged to file electronically (eFile). The eFile method expedites processing of returns and refunds and is faster, easier, and more accurate than traditional filing methods. For taxpayers, the eFile method offers payment options including scheduling of automatic bank payments for estimates and extensions.

Learn more about eFiling Corporate Income and Partnership returns and payments.