North Carolina Withholding Tax




What is North Carolina Withholding Tax?

Withholding tax is the amount of employee’s pay withheld by the employer and sent directly to the government as partial payment of state income tax.  The amount of withholding tax depends on the employee’s income.  The North Carolina state income tax is 5.75%. Therefore, the withholding tax should be the same as the state income tax.

Employees do not need to take any action.  The employers/businesses will need to deduct the withholding tax from employee’s paycheck and submit and file the withholding tax to North Carolina Dept of Revenue.

How much is North Carolina Withholding Tax?

Since North Carolina withholding tax withheld is used to pay for employee’s North Carolina state income tax, the withholding tax should correlate with state income tax bracket.  The North Carolina state income tax rate is 5.75%.  The withholding tax should be the same as state income tax rate.

State Year  State Income Tax Rate Withholding Tax Rate
North Carolina 2015 5.75% 5.75%

How to File North Carolina Withholding Tax?

Employees do not need to do anything.

Employers/Businesses need to register withholding tax account with North Carolina Department of Revenue.  Depending the size of the company, every three months, the employers have to file a quarterly withholding reports and submit withholding tax to the Department of Revenue.  Most small businesses need to file quarterly while larger businesses need to file more frequently.

You can either file withholding tax online or submit the form by mail.

North Carolina Withholding Tax Forms

How to Register for North Carolina Withholding?

Businesses with employees will need to register for North Carolina Withholding account. The easiest and fastest way to register for Withholding tax is online.

Click here to Register for North Carolina Withholding Tax.

When to File and Deadlines for North Carolina Withholding Tax Return

Generally, North Carolina Withholding Tax returns have to be filed every three months, ending on March 31 (Q1), June 30 (Q2), September 30 (Q3) and December 31 (Q4). Typically, the deadline to mail Illinois Withholding Tax return is the last day of the following month.

Quarter Months Deadline
Q1 January - March April 30
Q2 April - June July 31
Q3 July - September October 31
Q4 October - December January 31

North Carolina NC Withholding Tax Contacts and Address:

For more information or help on North Carolina Withholding Tax, please use the contact information below

Website North Carolina Withholding Tax
Telephone 877-252-3052
Address North Carolina Department of Revenue
501 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh NC 27604

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