State Tax Return Deadline Extended for Emancipation Day

Date: December 12, 2011

Taxpayers across the nation will have a few extra days to file federal returns, extensions and payments this year. Those items normally due April15, will be due April 17, 2012. The extra time is provided because April 15 is a Sunday and April 16 is the Emancipation Day holiday observed in the District of Columbia.

North Carolina will follow the federally set April 17 extended filing date for individual income tax purposes. Any returns and payments that would have been due on April 15 will be considered on time if they are filed and paid by April 17. The extended deadline applies to the following State forms and payments:

  • 2011 State individual income tax returns, whether filed electronically or on paper
  • First quarter 2012 individual estimated income tax payments
  • Partnerships
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Applications for extension for any of the above tax forms

The extended deadline does not apply to corporations that file franchise and corporate income tax returns or to first quarter 2012 corporate estimated income tax payments.

Taxpayers who need assistance or have questions about their tax returns, should visit or call the Taxpayer Assistance Division at 1-877-252-3052.

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