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Personal income tax filing deadline is Monday, April 18 | News

RALEIGH — The deadline for filing North Carolina personal income tax returns for the calendar year is Monday, April 18, unless you request an extension. Electronically filed returns must be submitted electronically by midnight on April 18. For taxpayers filing on paper, returns must be postmarked by April 18.

The deadline for filing and paying state income tax has been extended to April 18 because the state government is closed on Friday, April 15 to observe the Good Friday holiday.

A taxpayer who receives an automatic extension to file their federal personal income tax return will be granted an automatic extension to file their North Carolina individual income tax return if the individual certifies on their North Carolina return that they have received an automatic federal extension.

If a taxpayer does not have an automatic federal extension, the taxpayer can still request a state extension to file their North Carolina personal income tax return by filing Form D-410 by midnight April 18. The extension, however, relates only to the filing of a return and does not constitute an extension of time to pay any tax that may be due.

A taxpayer who does not pay the amount of tax due on April 18 may incur late penalties and will be charged interest at the legal rate. The late payment penalty will not be due for taxpayers who pay at least 90% of their tax payable through source deductions, estimated tax payments, or with Form D-410 by the 18 April.

For more information, please visit ncdor.gov.