N. C. Department of Revenue to Assist Taxpayers on Call-in Television Show

Date: 3/21/2003

RALEIGH – Four North Carolina Department of Revenue employees will answer questions about state individual income taxes and other topics during a live, call-in television program that will be broadcast statewide Tuesday, March 25, 2003 from 8 -- 9 p.m.

Taxpayers will be able to call the OPEN/net program produced by the state Agency for Public Telecommunications (APT) to ask questions that will be answered live on the air.

Department employees Gail Beamon and A. Pierre Olds will answer general questions regarding state individual income taxes. Assistant Secretary for Examination and Collection Alan Felton will discuss the success of 'Project Collect Tax', the Department's initiative to collect $150 million in overdue individual and corporate taxes. Special Programs Manager Alice Worsley will discuss filing individual income tax forms electronically, the Department's new direct deposit option and the 'E-Pay' service that allows taxpayers to use a bank draft, credit or debit card to pay their 2002 state taxes.

Viewers can call 'OPEN/net' on the night of the show at 1-888-228-6736 to ask questions. To find the local cable channel that carries the show, visit the APT website at www.doa.state.nc.us/doa/apt/cablelst.htm.



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