Additional Business Support for COVID-19

Government agencies, companies and non-profits are all gearing up to support small businesses being impacted by COVID-19. Read more below.

State Taxes

The North Carolina Department of Revenue is waiving some tax penalties for those affected by COVID-19. The penalties include:

  • The penalty for failure to obtain a license (G.S. 105-236(a)(2); 
  • The penalty for failure to file a return (G.S. 105-236(a)(3)) 
  • The penalty for failure to pay tax when due (G.S. 105-236(a)(4)); and 
  • The penalties regarding informational returns (G.S. 105-236(a)(10)).

Additional Details

  • Those who cannot meet their filing or payment requirement due to COVID-19 should complete Form NC-5500, Request to Waive Penalties (“NC-5500”). They should write “COVID-19” on the top of the NC-5500.

Learn more about the penalty relief here. 

Utility Payment Fees Waived

Several utilities in North Carolina have suspended disconnections and late fees due to the pandemic. 

Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas

City of Durham Assistance

On-Street Parking

  • ParkDurham has delayed hourly and monthly parking rate increases until January 2022.