2017 State Tax Filing Season to Begin on Jan. 23

The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) will officially open the 2017 tax filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Monday, Jan. 23. The Internal Revenue Service will open the federal tax filing season on the same day.

Taxpayers or preparers who submit a filing prior to the season’s opening should remain mindful that the DOR will not accept any electronic returns from the Internal Revenue Service prior to this date. Additionally, individuals should use the date on which their returns are accepted at the NCDOR as the baseline when calculating tax refund expectations; those dates will be on or after Jan. 23. Taxpayers who file their returns electronically should allow up to eight weeks from the acceptance date for the returns to be processed and refunds received. Taxpayers who file paper returns should allow up to 12 weeks.

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

Learn more about filing your individual income tax return electronically.