North Carolina taxpayers can opt for online income tax return filing to file both their federal and state individual income tax returns. Note that as a requirement of the state, taxpayers planning to request direct deposit to checking or savings accounts can do so only through filing electronically. More states are leaning towards requiring taxpayers to file electronically, and the reasons are plentiful. Instructions and help guides are built into this service, so using it is even easier, as it guides the taxpayer through questions that help fill in the forms and then do the math. You can begin here.