Franchise Tax

North Carolina Franchise Tax Information

North Carolina has a Franchise Tax due for Corporations and LLCs taxed as Corporations doing business in the state. It’s typically filed by an accountant, as Franchise Taxes are filed as part of the North Carolina Corporate income tax filing. The Annual Report filing for North Carolina is separate, even though it may be due on the same day for some filers.

North Carolina has detailed information about Franchise Taxes on their website. Tax forms can be found here.

When is it due?

North Carolina Franchise Taxes are due on the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the income year.

How is it calculated?

The franchise tax rate is $1.50 per $1,000.00 of the corporation’s net worth in North Carolina. The minimum franchise tax is $200.00 with no maximum except for a qualified holding company.

North Carolina’s Form CD-405 C-Corp Tax Return (2023 Form here as an example) has a Schedule C for calculating Net Worth, and Schedule O for calculating the Apportionment Factor.

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