January is Tax Filing Month in NC

Posted by Melody Monday, December 19, 2016 5:07:00 PM

January is known as “listing month” in North Carolina.  This is because the NC General Statutes require property owners to report personal property, both business and individual, with the County Tax Administrator’s Office between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31.


Listing forms on existing accounts are mailed to the owner by the end of December, but it is important to note that failure to receive a listing form does not invalidate the requirement to file. Listings may also be made in person at the Union County Tax Administrator’s Office during the week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  New business owners can list online at Union County.


Both business and individual personal property owners can obtain a listing form by calling 704-283-3746 or at www.unioncountync.gov. Property owners showing “good cause” may obtain a filing extension by sending a written request to the Tax Administrator by Jan. 31.


Failure to list either business or individual personal property by Jan. 31, unless an extension is granted, will result in a 10 percent late listing penalty. Real Estate property owners are not required to list because Union County is on a permanent listing system.  Property owners are advised to report any new improvements or deletions to their property in order to ensure accurate taxation.