As of 5/13/2015, taxpayers are reporting their tax checks have not yet cleared. I called NC and learned they received many more checks just before the April 15th deadline than they have in the past. The deluge of checks is causing a backlog in posting and depositing the checks. So no need to worry yet, NC is slow cashing checks this year.
What can you do?
First look to see if your check to NC has cleared your bank account. If it has not, make a note to followup over the next couple of weeks. If your NC income tax check has still not cleared, it is time to contact NC. If we filed your NC extension and mailed in your check, we have proof of filing and the tracking information from the Post Office showing NC received the extension and check. Let us know if you want us to followup with NC. Remember, the first hour of handling issues of this nature is included in your tax preparation fee.
If you mailed your own payment, hopefully you used certified or registered mail and can prove timely filing and timely payment. You will need this information if you want to request NC waive any penalties. NC’s contact information is available here.
I strongly urge you to give NC at least another week to deposit your check before contacting them.