NCDOR Services for Businesses

Several electronic services are available for your convenience. Each offers distinct customer service features and supports selected tax types (schedules) – review the information below, then choose the eService that is right for you. When you see something in this color, it is a direct link to the NCDOR resource.

Business Registration

File and Pay Taxes

Other eServices

Business Registration

Register a Business

  • Your Action – register for an account ID number using the NCDOR website
  • Tax Types Supported
    • Machinery and Equipment
    • Motor Vehicle Lease and Rental
    • Sales and Use
    • Scrap Tire Disposal
    • White Goods Disposal
    • Withholding
  • Benefits
    • Easy to use – online screens walk you through the registration process using interview-type questions
    • No cost – online registration eliminates the cost of paying postage to mail a paper application
    • Fast – most applicants receive their account ID numbers instantly; others receive their account ID numbers within 10 business days
    • Safe – your data is secured with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) with at least 128-bit encryption
    • Peace of mind – you’ll get an email confirmation from NCDOR that your application was received
    • Available daily except Sundays, 4 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time


File and Pay Taxes

eBusiness Center

  • Your Action – file and/or pay state taxes using the NCDOR website
  • Tax Types Supported
    • Pay Only:
      • Alcoholic Beverage – Beer
      • Alcoholic Beverage – Fortified Wine
      • Alcoholic Beverage – Unfortified Wine
      • Alcoholic Beverage – Spirituous Liquor
      • Cigarette – Resident
      • Cigarette – Nonresident
      • Corporate Estimated Income (Form CD-429)
      • Machinery and Equipment
      • Other Tobacco Products
      • Piped Natural Gas Excise Tax (repealed 7/1/14)
      • Utility Franchise Tax – Electric(repealed 7/1/14)
      • Utility Franchise – Water and Sewer(repealed 7/1/14)
      • Utility and Liquor Sales and Use
    • File and Pay:

      • Withholding (Forms NC-5 and NC-5P)
  • Benefits
    • No cost – requires a (free) North Carolina Identity Management Service (NCID) user ID and password for login
    • Protects your data while making it available for your secure viewing
    • Available daily except Sundays, 4 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

eFile (Modernized Electronic Filing)

  • Your Action – file and pay state and/or federal taxes using NCDOR-approved, commercially developed, professional tax preparation software
  • Tax Types Supported
    • Corporate Income and Franchise (available July 2015)
    • Partnership (available October 2015)
  • Benefits
    • File and pay current year, prior year (one year prior to current tax year), and/or amended taxes
    • Pay by bank draft
    • Schedule payments (warehouse) for taxes due, estimates, and extensions
    • Receive confirmation when tax forms and payments are received
    • Reduce paperwork and copying, and attach PDFs
    • Proven, popular, designed to protect your data
    • Efficient, convenient, available 24/7 during filing season
  • Formsview forms available for eFile

Online File and Pay (OFP) – click a link below


  • Your Action – file and pay Annual Withholding Reconciliations (NC-3 and withholding statements)
  • Tax Type and Business Groups Supported
    • Withholding
      • Business Owners
      • Payroll Service Providers
      • Tax Preparers
  • Benefits
    • Simpler and more secure than CD or paper filing
    • Several filing options available
    • Help increase tax compliance and combat tax refund fraud
    • Receive confirmation that your forms and payments were received
    • Available starting January 2016
  • Forms
    • NC3 – Annual Withholding Reconciliation
    • NC3X – Annual Withholding Reconciliation, Amended
    • W-2s, 1099s, and other withholding statements

Pay a Bill or Notice

  • Your Action – submit your payment for a bill and/or Notice of Tax Assessment using the NCDOR website


Other eServices

EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)

  • Your Action – pay taxes electronically using ACH (Automated Clearinghouse) Credit or ACH Debit – EFT transfers funds directly from one account to another
  • Tax Types Supported
    • Alcoholic Beverage
    • Corporate Estimated
    • Combined General Rate Sales and Use (Utility, Liquor, Gas, and Other), formerly Utility and Liquor Sales and Use
    • Insurance Premium
    • Machinery and Equipment
    • Motor Fuels – excluding Highway Use
    • Piped Natural Gas (repealed July 1, 2014)
    • Sales and Use
    • Severance
    • Streamlined Sales
    • Tobacco Products – Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products
    • Utility Franchise (repealed July 1, 2014)
    • Withholding
  • Benefits
    • Visit Electronic Funds Transfer to learn about the benefits of EFT including mandatory and voluntary participation in EFT, payment methods, and the enrollment process
    • Available daily