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Business Personal Property Listing

Business personal property includes but is not limited to machinery, computer/office equipment, furniture equipment, and farm equipment. The listing must be submitted during the month of January to avoid a 10% late list penalty. However, an extension can be granted until April 15, if the request is made in writing and is postmarked or submitted by January 31. If you have any questions concerning business personal property, please contact us.

Generally, business personal property should be listed at 100% of the original cost to the original owner. The property is then valued using the North Carolina Department of Revenue Cost Index and Depreciation Schedules as a guide to calculate the replacement cost new and depreciation amounts. Other appraisal methods are used when appropriate.

Business Listing Options

There are now three options that you can use to list your business personal property.


Option One: TAXscribe Online Listing - NO CHARGE SERVICE - CLOSES JUNE 1ST

Online business listings and listing period extension requests are available at no charge to Orange County businesses through the County’s partnership with TAXscribe.  This convenient and easy-to-use service will save you time and expense in filing your business listings.  You can access the service at: https://orange.nc.taxscribe.com/.  The service will be open for use on January 1, 2014 and will CLOSE June 1, 2014.

Option Two: Print, Complete, and Mail/Fax Listing

Complete the pre-printed listing form that was mailed to all businesses that listed property for 2013. If you did not receive a pre-printed form, you may print and complete this Business Personal Property Listing Form. Please see Business Personal Property Listing Instructions also. Once completed, you may submit the form by:

  • Mail: Orange County Tax Office, Attn: Business Listing, PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278-8181
  • Fax: 919-644-3091, Attn: Business Listing
  • In person: Orange County Tax Office, 228 South Churton Street, Suite 200, Hillsborough

Option Three: NC Department of Revenue Fill-In Form

You may fill in and print these forms and submit by:

  • Mail: Orange County Tax Office, Attn: Business Listing, PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278-8181
  • Fax: 919-644-3091, Attn: Business Listing
  • In person: Orange County Tax Office, 228 South Churton Street, Suite 200, Hillsborough

How to Request a Listing Extension

To receive an extension, the request must be in writing and received in our office by January 31. You may also use TAXscribe to request an extension. You can access this service at: https://orange.nc.taxscribe.com/. The deadline to submit the request is also January 31.

Once your extension request is granted, you will have until April 15 to submit your listing form.

Business Personal Property Appeals

Once you have received your tax bill, you may request an appeal. Appeal reqeusts must be recieved in the Tax Office within 30 days of the billing date on your bill. Therefore, it is suggested that you verify the information on your bill as soon as you recieve it.