NC tax deadline delayed; unemployment claims exceed 80,000

DoH and Human Services have counted over 180 positive COVID-19
Virus Outbreak Unemployment
Posted at 7:21 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 07:21:54-04

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's state April 15 tax filing deadline has been pushed back due to the new coronavirus. The Department of Revenue announced the delayed filing of July 15, which follows the federal government's lead.

But state filers still will have to pay accrued interest on payment if they file after April 15.

The state Department of Health and Human Services has counted more than 180 positive COVID-19 cases as of Saturday.

The operator of a Wake County senior living community says an assisted living resident has tested positive.

Unemployment claims also soared in recent days as restaurants and retailers scaled back or closed temporarily.