03.24.2008 North Carolina’s New Tax Assessment, Refund and Appeal Procedures

This article appeared in the October 29, 2007, edition of State Tax Notes, pp. 323-333 and in the Winter 2007 and Spring 2008 issues of The North Carolina State Bar Journal. It has been updated as of March 24, 2008.
The 2007 North Carolina General Assembly enacted sweeping reforms to the procedures for contesting tax assessments and for claiming tax refunds. These changes affect assessments and refund claims for corporate income, franchise, individual income, sales and use, and other taxes imposed and collected by the State.