Tax Information

Income Taxes & More
IRS Alert: Due to staffing issues, processing paper tax returns could take several weeks longer. Taxpayers and tax professionals are encouraged to file electronically. 

NOTICE:  The U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the North Carolina Department of Revenue have extended the filing and payment deadline to May 17, 2021. 

Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments

You may be eligible to get up to three Economic Impact Payments. In most cases, it will automatically be sent to you. Use Get My Payment to:

  • Check Your Payment Status
  • Confirm that your second stimulus payment was sent.
  • Confirm your payment type: direct deposit or mail.
  • Data is updated once per day overnight, no need to check more than once per day.

For answers to questions about Economic Impact Payments, see Coronavirus Tax Relief.

For questions about the application, change address or status,  see Get My Payment Frequently Asked Questions.

Did you miss the deadline to register online for the Economic Impact Payment?

You may still be eligible to receive a payment in 2021 if:

  • You did not register online, by mail and did not get a payment in 2020 or,
  • You received a payment, but it wasn’t the full amount of the Economic Impact Payment. The maximum credit is $1,200, or $2,400 if married filing jointly, plus $500 for each qualifying child.

Then:

When you file a 2020 Form 1040 or 1040SR you may be eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit. Save your IRS letter - Notice 1444 Your Economic Impact Payment - with your 2020 tax records. You’ll need the amount of the payment in the letter when you file in 2021.

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As of Tax Year 2018 income taxes, there will no longer be Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ, but instead a redesigned Form 1040 and 6 Schedules. Many people will only need to file Form 1040 and no schedules.  These forms and instructions are being supplied to Libraries. Please call your library branch and ask about availability before driving over.

A limited number of printed federal tax products are available at some local IRS Tax Assistance Centers. The IRS suggests obtaining print forms, instructions, and publications in 3 ways:

Some Charlotte Mecklenburg Library branches have business tax forms and publications. Please contact your local branch to find out which of these are available.

Federal Tax Information

IRS Official Website - Forms, Instructions, Publications, Updates....The place to start. 

E-filing Information - for individuals, businesses, and the self-employed. Free E-filing options explained.

United States Tax Code – Select the current year, then click on the "+" sign next to "Title 26 - Internal Revenue Code" and identify the section that applies to you. Or click on the Search button at the top of the page and type a keyword or phrase, then look for results from Title 26.

Code of Federal Regulation – Select the current year, then Title 26, which is the Internal Revenue section. You may view or download portions or all of this section as .pdf files, which you may then search.

Local IRS Tax Office

North Carolina Tax Information

North Carolina General Individual Income Tax information.

North Carolina Tax Forms and Instructions for individuals. Prior year forms available also.

North Carolina Tax E-filing instructions

Local State Tax Office - The local office of the North Carolina Department of Revenue has state forms, instructions, and publications, but does not offer federal forms.

South Carolina Tax Information

South Carolina's Tax Forms and Instructions for individual. Prior year forms available also. 

South Carolina's Tax E-filing instructions

South Carolina Department of Revenue
300A Outlet Pointe Blvd., Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 1-844-898-8542

Rock Hill Tax Office 
775 Addison Ave, Suite 201, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 324-7641

Charlotte Mecklenburg Tax Information

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Volunteers prepare income tax forms for low income and senior members of our community.

Due to COVID-19 these volunteer services will not be able to help as many people as in past years. If you go to their website and are not able to schedule an appointment, please find alternative tax preparation methods.
 
  • VITA - Contact Community Link
  • TAX Aide - Go to the AARP Tax Aide website then click on “Site Locator”.  Be aware: Due to tax law changes, a late start, and not all sites being open, most sites are already full. For the University City Library AARP site call 704-416-7252 and leave a message to receive important instructions. No AARP representatives are at the University City Library.

AARP Tax Aide website includes tax counseling online and articles about how to get help with tax problems.

Tax Information for Other States

Tax Information and Forms - click on the map and find the forms. Provided by the Federation of Tax Administrators.

E-File Your Tax Return for Free

MyFreeTaxes - If your adjusted gross income (or AGI) is $72,000 or less, get your paperwork together, click on "My Free Taxes", and then Login and File for Free!  (State and Federal)