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Durham NC Tax Office at 3518 Westgate Drive, 27707 – State Tax

Durham NC State Tax Office at 3518 Westgate Drive is here to help if you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you’re more comfortable talking with someone face-to-face, no appointment is necessary.

State Tax Office Service Location: N.C. Department of Revenue
3518 Westgate Drive, Suite 110
Durham, NC 27707
(on the corner of Westgate Drive and University Drive)
Phone: 1-877-252-3052
IRS Tax Office Durham 3308 Chapel Hill Blvd.
Durham, NC 27707

Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.)

(919) 401-0300




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Is an S corporation required to pay quarterly estimated tax?

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I got a notice that i owe the IRS money from 2008 and I was incarcerated. Who do I talk to about this ?

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Business Structures

When beginning a business, you must decide what form of business entity to establish. Your form of business determines which income tax return form you have to file. The most common forms of business are the sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and S corporation. A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a relatively new business structure allowedContinue Reading

I have seven Children can i claim them all on my taxes

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I forgot to include my 1099R forms, what should I do?

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I made a mistake on my federal return already filed. What should I do?

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Been over than 21 days IRS received my return, not gotten my refund, why?

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