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My name is Mark. I would be happy to help you.
Have you contacted NC regarding the balance due? Did they send you a notice?
Let me see if North Carolina has a taxpayer advocate. Do you know if NC will put a temporary hold on the account?
The link above is to the North Carolina Taxpayer Advocate. This department is set up to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly. I seems like their system is making it hard for you to resolve the problem.
If you go to the page. There is a link to submit an electronic referral. The taxpayer advocate is usually very quick in their response. 1-2 days. You want to explain that you never worked in North Carolina in 2009 that all your wages were in Michigan.
What you need to determine is if the tax liability is correct or not. It is possible that the foreclosure (Cancelation of debt) could have triggered some income to North Carolina.
You could set up an installment agreement with them but I am sure that you would to determine if the liability is correct first.
I hope this was helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.