The sales tax audit in North Carolina starts with being notified by the
NCDOR about a pending audit. Next, you will be required to attend an initial
meeting with auditors to discuss why you are being audited.
Once the NCDOR develops an audit plan, the auditor will perform an examination
by reviewing three to four years’ worth of your books and records
to find any discrepancies in your state tax return. When the auditor completes
the examination, you will receive a final assessment.
If you are not satisfied with the auditor’s findings, you can appeal
or protest the assessment in North Carolina tax or administrative court.
You have a short time frame (generally 30 to 60 days) to contest the notice.
Whether you have recently been notified of a pending audit or wish to contest
the final assessment, North Carolina Sales Tax Helper LLC is ready to
help you. Let us be a part of your team and help you navigate the audit process.