Legal

This site is intended to provide quick links to commonly used forms and good places to start looking for legal information. The content of this site is not tailored to anybody’s particular situation and should not be considered legal advice; to understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult a lawyer. Librarians can’t give you any legal advice nor help determine the correct form to use. We can show you good places to start looking for legal information.

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Small Business

Incorporate or Form a Limited Liability in North Carolina Website internet icon
Provides instructions, forms and fees. You can also search for existing corporations and limited liabilities by name or registered agent.

501(c) status with IRS Website internet icon
Explains how to file as a 501(c)(3), includes the form and when to file.

Business Licenses for North Carolina Website internet icon

North Carolina Online Business Registration internet icon
Register your new business with the North Carolina Department of Revenue online instead of mailing in the NC-BR form for Income Tax Withholding, Sales and Use Tax, and Machinery, Equipment, and Manufacturing Fuel Tax. Please call the Taxpayer Assistance and Collections Center at 1-877-252-3052 if you have any questions.

Tax Forms for Individuals

Federal Website internet icon
Download tax form and instruction from 1980 to the present.

North Carolina Website internet icon
Get North Carolina individual tax forms and instructions from 1992 to the present.