North Carolina to Follow Federal Filing Deadline of April 17, 2007

Date: 2/1/2007

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for filing state tax returns this year, the agency announced today. The extended deadline conforms to a change made by the Internal Revenue Service, which moved its deadline for filing federal tax forms to April 17, 2007.

The IRS is making the change because this year April 15th falls on Sunday and Monday, April 16th is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia.

North Carolina will follow suit and extend the state’s filing deadline to ease the burden on taxpayers and reduce confusion. NCDOR will consider any returns and payments that would have been due on April 16 as on time if they are filed and paid by April 17. The change affects individual as well as corporate tax filers.

The state’s extended deadline will apply to the following forms:

  • 2006 state individual income tax returns (filed electronically or on paper)
  • Partnerships
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Corporate income and franchise tax returns (C or S) for the tax period ending 1/31/07
  • Corporate income tax returns of tax-exempt organizations reporting unrelated business income for tax period ending 11/30/06
  • Corporate income tax returns for cooperative or mutual association for tax period ending 7/31/06
  • Extension requests for the above forms
  • Individual and Corporate estimated tax payments for the first quarter of 2007

For more information about the state’s extended deadline, visit the Department’s website at http://www.dornc.com/extension41707.html.

The IRS will allow taxpayers across the nation the additional time to file their 2006 federal returns and extensions and make payments that ordinarily would be due on April 16th. Visit the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=167194,00.html for more details.

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