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So, what's your question? Are you asking about the NC back taxes?
Having an apartment in NC doesn't makes you resident of NC. If you didn't earned any income from NC, there's no need to file a tax return or claim any income in NC.
You need to call NC department of revenue or respond to the notice that you were not NC resident any time during that year and that you didn't have any NC source of income.
If responding to notices is not working, you will have to call NC department of revenue and talk to an agent. You don't want to pay something you don't have to. Let me find some contact numbers.
Similar to IRS, NC is taxpayer advocate services. It is a free service that helps taxpayers to deal with NC revenue department issues.
Here's the link: http://www.dor.state.nc.us/practitioner/taxpayer_advocate/index.html
It is up to you, but unless you are under criminal investigation you really don't need a tax attorney. CPA or Enrolled agent can represent you, talk to the revenue department and fix it for much less than tax attorney.
You're welcome. Believe me, I understand your frustration. Many states must cut their budgets and look for every opportunity to collect as much as they can and where they can using all kinds of sneaky tactics.
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