2016 State Tax Filing Season to Begin on Jan. 28; NCDOR Resumes Extended Call Center Hours

2016 State Tax Filing Season to Begin on Jan. 28; NCDOR Resumes Extended Call Center Hours

By / State News / الأربعاء, 27 كانون2/يناير 2016 05:00

RALEIGH, N.C. : January 22nd, 2016 -  The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) will officially open the 2016 tax filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 28. The Internal Revenue Service began accepting returns on Jan. 19.
Taxpayers or preparers who submit a filing prior to the season’s opening should remain mindful that the IRS will not transmit any electronic returns to the NCDOR prior to Jan. 28. Additionally, individuals should use the date on which their returns are accepted at the NCDOR as the baseline when calculating state tax refund expectations; those dates will be on or after Jan. 28.
Tax returns are due this year on Monday, April 18. The regular deadline was extended because the federal government will be closed on Friday, April 15, to observe Emancipation Day.
Taxpayers are encouraged to file and pay electronically (eFile). The eFile method expedites processing of returns and refunds and is faster, easier, and more accurate than traditional filing and paying methods.
The NCDOR offers an eFile for Free option for those who qualify. National estimates indicate that as many as 70 percent of taxpayers qualify for eFile for Free and the IRS’s Free File programs.
Taxpayers who earn less than $55,000 will likely qualify in most cases. Learn more by visiting http://www.dornc.com/electronic/e-file.html
In an effort to assist more taxpayers during the upcoming tax filing period, the
North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) resumed extended phone hours effective Monday, Jan. 4.
Live phone assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.
The areas with extended service include phone lines for:
• General assistance, such as tax law questions and small business registrations at 1-877-252-3252
• Payment of or questions about a notice received from NCDOR at 1-877-252-3052
• Individual income, attachment and garnishment issues at 1-877-252-3252 or 1-877-252-5152
• Employer garnishment questions at 1-888-352-0116
• Taxpayers who call back after receiving a message
from NCDOR's automated dialing system at 1-877-252-4962
All other lines for live telephone assistance will remain open between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.
Visit the NCDOR website  at http://www.dornc.com  for a complete list of contact information and numbers.
Source: North Carolina Department of Revenue.

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