Department of Revenue Extends Tax Deadlines
for Storm Victims

Date: April 18, 2011

To help businesses and individuals rebound from the destruction caused by severe weather and tornados on April 16, 2011, the Department of Revenue will waive late filing and late payment penalties for taxpayers who are unable to file their return or pay their tax because of the storm.

The penalties will be waived on state taxes and returns that are due between April 18th and May 1, 2011.  State law prevents the Department from waiving any interest.

To make sure they aren’t assessed a penalty, taxpayers should include Form NC-5500 with the late payment or return.  The form is available at all Department of Revenue offices and at  On the form, taxpayers should check the block for 'natural disaster' and fill in all the required information.  If a form is not sent with the payment or return, it can be completed later if the taxpayer is assessed a penalty.  A taxpayer that does not have this form can attach a letter explaining why the payment or return is late.

The extension for filing late taxes as a result of this storm may be extended as circumstances of the disaster are better known or if a federal disaster is declared.

If taxpayers have any questions they should call the Department’s Taxpayer Assistance Division at 1-877-252-3052, or visit our website.


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