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Business personal property includes but is not limited to machinery, computer/office equipment, furniture equipment, and farm equipment.
You can obtain a fillable form here: https://www.ncdor.gov/documents/2018-business-personal-property-listing-form.
print and complete this form: Business Personal Property Listing Form and Information
All Forms must be submitted by January 31st.
To obtain a listing extension, the request must be in writing and received in the Tax Office by January 31*.
Once your extension request is granted, you will have until April 15** to submit your listing form.
For assistance, contact the Tax Office at 919-245-2100, option 2 and ask for Business Listing.
*NOTE: For the current year, 2018, the deadline to submit a listing form or a request for an extension is January 31, 2018.**NOTE: For the current year, 2018, the deadline to submit your listing form if an extension has been granted is April 16, 2018.
The Department of Economic Development in Orange County provides a variety of services for opening a new business. In addition, depending on the type of business you are opening, you may be required to obtain a business license from Orange County.
Under NCGS 105-366, When purchasing a business asset, it is the responsibility of that purchaser to ensure that all back taxes on the property have been paid or that money has been held in escrow until such time that it has been paid in full.
If a business is closing after January 1st, the total amount of the taxes remain the responsibility of the business owner. Taxes are required to be paid to the Tax Office at the time the business is closed. There is no proration of the taxes allowed by statute.