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State to start accepting individual tax returns in February, processing them delayed until March

Photo of a blank federal income tax return. The White House confirmed an MSNBC report Tuesday that President Trump paid $38 million in federal taxes in 2005.
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The N.C. Department of Revenue will begin accepting both business and individual income tax returns over the next few weeks.

The N.C. Department of Revenue will begin accepting both business and individual income tax returns over the next few weeks.

Officials say they plan to start accepting 2022 Corporate Income and Franchise, Partnership Income, and Estates and Trust Income tax returns by Friday, Jan. 27 and Individual Income tax returns by Friday, Feb. 3.

It it will be early March before they can start processing and validating return information and issuing refunds. Officials say the delay is necessary as they complete updating and testing of the refund fraud validation system, a measure that protects taxpayer identity and ensures that the appropriate refunds get into the hands of the right people.

For calendar year taxpayers, the due date is Monday, April 17.

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that it will begin accepting individual income tax returns on Monday, Jan. 23.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.