eFile for Individuals

For taxpayers – choose an eFile option (below) that works for you. Be sure the eFile software or tax professional that you select supports the forms you want to file.

For tax professionals and software providers – choose an eFile resource, Tax Pros and Software Providers (menu box).

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  • File using free software – eligibility requirements vary
  • Available for current year returns and payments
  • Must access using eFile for Free links on our website – otherwise, fees may be assessed!
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Filing your taxes

Paying your taxes

Choosing your refund options

What is eFile?

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Filing your taxes

eFile supports several filing options:

  • File state and federal returns together or separately
  • Current, amended, or prior years (up to two years prior to current year)
  • Application for extension
  • Estimated income tax

Review a list of individual income forms available through eFile.

Paying your taxes

eFile features several payment options:

  • Pay by bank draft with no convenience fee
  • Pay when you eFile your return, or
  • Schedule your payment when you eFile your return – tax due up until the due date, extensions up to 6 months in advance, estimates up to 12 months in advance

You can also pay using our website.

Choosing your refund options
  • Direct deposit to checking or savings (eFile individual taxpayers only!); visit Direct Deposit for information
  • Credit of overpayment as an estimated income tax payment for the next year
  • Contribution to NC Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund
  • Contribution to NC Education Endowment Fund
  • Receipt of a paper refund check
What is eFile?
  • An electronic method of filing and paying federal and/or state taxes using NCDOR-approved, commercial tax preparation software
  • A partnership program offered by the IRS (federal), NCDOR (state), and participating software providers
  • Frequently referred to as MeF (Modernized Electronic Filing)
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