North Carolina - Tax Forms & Helpful Resources
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State Income Tax Forms for North Carolina  

North Carolina is one of 41 states that collect a state income tax. If you are a full time, part-time or nonresident of North Carolina and filed a federal tax return, you must also file an individual tax return with the state of North Carolina.

 

State Income Tax Forms

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Individual Income Tax Return

Individual Income Earners

You earned any income in the state of North Carolina as a full-time, part-time or nonresident.

W-4 Withholding Allowance

Employers, Employees

You need to file or adjust a state of North Carolina withholding tax status.

6-Month Extension Requests

Individual Income Earners

You need a 6 month extension to file your state income taxes.

Estimated Income Tax Forms

Self-employed Individuals, Independent Contractors

You are required to pay monthly or quarterly estimated income taxes.

All State Income Tax Forms

Income Earners

You need to find any state income tax form applicable to North Carolina.

 

Property Tax Forms for North Carolina  

North Carolina doesn’t collect property taxes at the state level. Property taxes are instead collected at the local level, by cities, counties and school districts. Homestead exemptions are not automatic in Arkansas; you must file an application to receive the property tax discount.

Property Tax Forms

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Homestead Exemption

Homeowners

You qualify for a homestead exemption on your primary residence. 

Property Tax Exemption Forms

Home, Land, Property Owners

You qualify for any number of property tax exemptions for North Carolina. These must be filed locally.

All Property Tax Forms

Home, Land, Property Owners

You own any property in North Carolina, including a home, land or commercial real estate.

 

All Other Tax Forms for North Carolina 

 

North Carolina is one of 25 states that has a Vehicle Property Tax, which is filed locally. All North Carolina specific tax forms, specialty forms and motor vehicle forms provided below.

 

All Other Forms

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Vehicle Property TaxOwner of a Motor VehicleYou own a motor vehicle. Vehicle property tax is filed locally.  

Motor Vehicle Tax Forms

Buyer, Seller in Vehicle Transactions

You bought or sold a motor vehicle in North Carolina.

All North Carolina Tax Forms

Any Tax Filer

You need to find any tax form applicable to North Carolina.

 

Helpful Resources for Filing North Carolina Tax Forms  

North Carolina offers installment agreements for help paying tax bills, income tax credits and official resources for understanding and filing local property tax forms. The main North Carolina tax form and instruction portal is also provided.

 

NC Filing Resources

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Installment Payment Agreement

Filers Unable to Pay Tax Bill in Full

You can’t pay your tax bill in full but wish to make monthly payments instead.

Income Tax Credits

Potentially Any Tax Filer

You want to see what income tax credits North Carolina has to offer and if you qualify.

Property Tax Relief Credit

Qualifying Homeowners

You want to see if you automatically qualify for a property tax relief credit.

Property Tax Assistance

Home, Land, Property Owners

You need any help whatsoever with property taxes for North Carolina.

Property Tax County Directory

Home, Land, Property Owners

You need to contact your county property tax office.

North Carolina Forms and Instructions

Any Tax Filer

You need detailed information on any of the various taxes North Carolina collects.

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