There are a number of life events which could require a taxpayer to retain a copy of his or her North Carolina state income tax return. Financial institutions, lenders, and even some universities require copies of state and federal income taxes in order to verify income. Fortunately, obtaining a copy of your North Carolina income tax return is a free and fairly simple process that all state taxpayers can take advantage of.
Mail a written request to:
North Carolina Department of revenue Correspondence unit Post office box 1168 Raleigh, North Carolina 27602
Include in the request your name and address as listed on your tax return, social security number, and the tax year of the return which you are requesting. If you forget to include your address, you will be forced to resubmit your request. For your request to be approved, it must also include your signature. Expect to receive a copy of your return in the mail within 45 days of mailing. There is no charge for the copies and you are allowed to request up to four tax years per request. If you do not receive your copies within 45 days, contact the North Carolina Department of Revenue by calling 1- 877-252-3052. Their offices are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, you can also visit one of their local offices for assistance. Visit their website for a full list of office locations.
Retrieve copies of your North Carolina state tax return using the same online software used to complete your state return. Online tax preparation software such as TurboTax and TaxAct allow taxpayers to store previous years’ tax returns on their servers. You can usually access the stored information by logging onto the site’s homepage and entering the username and password used to complete the original state return. Once the return is accessed, you can download the return and print a copy.