North Carolina Updates Business Registration Application for Income Tax Withholding

Paul Ogawa
July 13, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Revenue recently updated Form NC-BR, the Business Registration Application for Income Tax Withholding, Sales and Use Tax, and Other Taxes and Service Charge. This form is used to register businesses with the North Carolina Department of Revenue for tax-related purposes.

  • In Section 1, “Identifying Information”, a space was added for E-mail Addresses of the filer.
  • Section 4, previously known as the “Machinery and Equipment Tax Section”, has been removed from the current version of the form.
    • The relevant instructions on page 2 have also been removed.
  • The references to the NC DOR website have been updated to

To review this form in its entirety, please visit the North Carolina Department of Revenue by clicking here.

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Paul Ogawa

Paul Ogawa is a Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. As part of the Regulatory Analysis team, his main areas of focus are state and federal tax withholding, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Canadian tax information reporting. Prior to Sovos, Paul worked as a litigation attorney in Boston area law firms, representing clients in insurance subrogation claims, family law matters, and employment disputes. Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School.
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