eFile for Individuals

Taxpayers - software providers, prior years

Use the table below to access lists of NCDOR-approved software providers for prior tax years. Click the tax year to access the applicable list.

Prior year eFile is limited to two years prior to the current tax year.

Software eligibility requirements and features vary. Be sure to select a provider and product which meets your filing needs.

Resource Name Tax Year (TY)
Software provider list - returns and payments (includes returns only)
Software provider list - returns and payments
Software provider list - returns only

Refunds

The general statute (G.S) of limitations for obtaining a refund for overpayment of tax applies unless an exception exists. The statute of limitations for obtaining a refund is generally three years after the due date of the return or two years after payment of the tax, whichever is later. Withholding and estimated tax payments are treated as payments received by the due date. There are exceptions to the general statute of limitations for obtaining a refund; for a complete list of exceptions, please refer to G.S. 105-241.6(b).

You can go online or call to check the status of your refund:

  • Visit our website, and select Where’s My Refund?, or
  • Call 1-877-252-4052 (toll-free, automated refund inquiry line). When you call, you will be asked to enter the first social security number shown on your return and the exact refund amount on your return.

Refund information is available online and by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Refund information is updated by 6 p.m. daily - please wait 24 hours before making a subsequent inquiry.

Balance Due

The general statute (G.S.) of limitations for proposing an assessment applies unless an exception exists. The statute of limitations for proposing a tax assessment is generally three years after the due date of the return or three years after the taxpayer filed the return, whichever is later. There are exceptions to the general statute of limitations for proposing an assessment; for a complete list of exceptions, please refer to G.S 105-241.8(b).

The NCDOR offers payment options for balance due returns: eFile software (when the return is filed), online using our website, or by mail. Review Paying your taxes for details.