Thank you for visiting the North Carolina Department of Revenue’s
(NCDOR) website. The purpose of this site is to provide information and educate users about the taxes we administer. This website
also includes specific applications that provide services such as filing
returns and paying taxes online, subscribing to receive electronic alerts
about important tax issues, and various other services.
We will not collect personal information about you when you browse our
website. The applications on this site that provide services such as
(but not limited to) filing returns and paying tax online require that
you provide certain personal and confidential information. Using these
services is voluntary and providing the requested information implies
your consent for us to use this data in order to respond to your specific
request. Your personal information, including your e-mail address, will
not be sold or shared with any other party except as permitted by law.
When you visit our website, we automatically collect and store the following
- The name of the domain; for example, “123company.com”;
- An IP (Internet Protocol) address, which is a number that is automatically
assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet;
- The type of browser and operating system you use to access the NCDOR
- The web pages you visit within the site and any form, publication
or document that you download;
- The date and time you visit the site;
- The links made to other web sites through the NCDOR site.
We use this information to learn about the number of visitors to the
site, the items of most and least interest to visitors, and system performance
or problems in an effort to continually improve the site’s usefulness
to the public.
International ACH Transaction (IAT) Rules
It is the intent of the North Carolina Department of Revenue not to use the ACH system for transactions in violation of US Law, including the sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). It is also the intent of the agency to be in compliance with the "International ACH Transaction (IAT) rules" that are part of the NACHA Operating Rules. Accordingly, all ACH payments made through this website are intended only for payments not associated with a foreign bank account, which would classify it as an "International ACH Transaction (IAT)" under the NACHA Operating Rules. Since this website's payment applications do not accommodate IAT transactions, payors that would be considered an IAT payor should use alternative payment methods for remitting funds to the agency.
E-mail is not a secure means of communication. Therefore, you should never
send confidential information (e.g. Social Security numbers, tax account numbers)
through e-mail. To protect your privacy, we will not send sensitive or confidential
information to anyone in an e-mail unless the sensitive or confidential
information is in an encrypted attachment. Also we will not use e-mail
to request personal, tax or financial information.
Physical, electronic and procedural safeguards are in place to prevent
unauthorized access or disclosure, to preserve data integrity, and to
ensure the appropriate use of confidential information you provide on
our website. We use industry-standard encryption technology when collecting
or transferring confidential information.
For general website security purposes and to ensure that our site remains
available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network
traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information,
or otherwise cause damage. Use of our site constitutes consent to such
monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change
information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to
A "persistent" cookie is generally defined as a piece of
data that is stored on the user's hard drive. We do not use "persistent"
cookies on our website or in our web applications.
"Temporary" or "session" cookies are used on
all NCDOR website pages. These cookies are stored in memory and are only
available during an active browser session. Session cookies are
also used by some of the applications deployed on our website to temporarily
save information entered by a user as long as the user's browser is open.
These cookies do not collect personal information on users, and they
are erased as soon as you close your web browser. No personally
identifiable information about you is maintained as a result of a temporary
or session cookie.
You can configure your web browser to accept or decline cookies, or
to alert you when cookies are in use. You do not have to accept
cookies from us, but if you choose not to, some of the functions on our
site may not be available to you.
Links or References to Other Sites
You should be aware that other websites that you link to from our site
may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of our
References or links on the North Carolina Department of Revenue’s
website to any other website, process, or service, is for the information
and convenience of our taxpayers, and does not constitute endorsement
or recommendation by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
Last modified on: 10/23/09 11:47:03 AM.