Frequently Asked Questions About
Downloading Business Personal Property Listing Forms

What is the difference between a traditional and a fill-in form?

To complete the traditional form, you must first print the form and then write or type the required information on the form. Fill-in forms are completed by use of the computer. The forms are completed by downloading the form to your computer, entering the required information, and then printing the completed form. The Business Personal Property Listing Form is available in both a traditional and a fill-in format. The Personal Property Schedules are currently only available in the traditional format.

What are the software requirements for downloading traditional and fill-in forms?

Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher is needed to download the forms. This free software can be obtained from Adobe's web site at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.


How do I find out which version of Adobe Acrobat Reader that I use?

Locate the Acrobat Reader program on your machine and open the program (you probably have an icon on your desktop for Acrobat Reader that you can double-click). Click on the "Help" menu item at the top of Acrobat Reader window. Select "About Acrobat Reader" from the menu options. A window will appear that displays the version (ex: Acrobat 5.1.0).

When I click on a "traditional" or "fill-in" link, the page goes blank. How can I obtain the form?

This can usually be resolved by downloading the latest version of Adobe Reader. If you already have the latest version, you may want to attempt to reinstall it. If you still cannot download the form, using your mouse, right-click on the link for the form needed. Select "Save Target As" (if you are using a Netscape browser select "Save Link As" or "Save Link Target As" depending on the version you have). Save the form and then open it from that location.


Why is the form displaying incorrectly on my screen (boxes are blacked out, small squares appear where text should be, etc.)?

If the form doesn't display properly, download the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.


The form displays fine on my screen. However, when printed, the form does not match what is on the screen (for instance; words run together, unexpected characters appear, etc.). Is there something wrong with the form?

It is not a problem with the form, but is most likely a printer issue. See Adobe's printer troubleshooting page.


Why can't I save the data I entered on fill-in forms?

The Adobe Acrobat Reader software does not allow you to save your completed fill-in form to disk.


How can I download a PDF file directly to my hard drive?

Right-click on the link for the form needed. Select "Save Target As" (if you are using a Netscape browser select "Save Link As" or "Save Link Target As" depending on the version you have). Save the form and then open it from that location.


I do not have a printer. How can I obtain forms?

Contact the appropriate county tax office. Contact and mailing information is available at http://www.dor.state.nc.us/downloads/CountyList.pdf


May I fax the form instead of mailing it?

Faxed forms are not allowed by law. Please contact the appropriate county tax office for other options.