More than 8,000 Participating in NCDOR Debt Payment Program
Waiving Fees Helps NC Families Get Back On Sound Financial Footing
Date: February 14, 2012
More than 8,000 taxpayers have signed up for the North Carolina Department of Revenue's Individual Income Tax Debt Payment Program—less than a month after Gov. Bev Perdue announced the launch of the initiative, which was created to help individuals catch up on unpaid taxes.
The time-limited program offers individuals the chance to get back on their feet financially by waiving certain penalties and fees and offering payment plan options. Participating taxpayers can avoid forced collections such as garnishments, liens, and levies.
Eligible taxpayers can opt for easy payment plans and potentially save as much as 35 to 40 percent by participating in the program. Those already enrolled are saving $4 million in fee and penalty waivers.
"This is exactly the type of program we need to help our fellow North Carolinians down the path to economic recovery," said Gov. Bev Perdue said last month. "We are making it easier for our citizens to work with state government."
The debt payment program ends April 30, 2012.
Any taxpayer who has properly filed their tax returns with NCDOR and has received a notice for unpaid taxes prior to January 1, 2012, may participate. A taxpayer who has not filed a return, does not currently have an outstanding tax liability or is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation or prosecution is not eligible.
In exchange for a taxpayer paying the balance of tax and interest owed by April 30th, NCDOR will waive certain, unpaid civil penalties and fees.
"We are thrilled with the success of the program thus far and hope to help thousands more taxpayers easily resolve their tax liabilities," said Secretary of Revenue David Hoyle.
Members of the State Employees' Credit Union may also qualify for a low-interest loan program to pay their unresolved tax balances.
Anyone interested in participating should contact the NCDOR local service center nearest them or call 1-877-252-4983.
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