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If you believe that NC department of revenue took the money by mistake you need to contact the ASAP. Sometimes tax department (IRS or state) levy a wrong bank account. You will get your money back if they made a mistake.
And if this wasn't a mistake and NC state levied your bank account because you didn't respond to their correspondence than it may take some time to resolve it. You will have to contact the department directly, find out why they believe you owe them and take appropriate steps to resolve it. An argument that you didn't live in NC at that time may not be enough. If you had NC source of income you will have to file NC tax returns as non resident.
It depends how much you owe. They will keep taking it until the debt is completely satisfied, including penalty and interest. I
The only way to stop it is to file offer in compromise or installment agreement. During pending OIC or installment agreement in place all collection efforts, including bank levy must be stopped.
Try the Taxpayer advocate services. They usually have extended hours and are more flexible: http://www.dornc.com/practitioner/taxpayer_advocate/index.html
You can also find a CPA or Enrolled agent who can call and deal with them on your behalf. You will sign type of power of attorney form to allow a tax professional represent you before IRS or state department.
Many retail tax preparation offices have an enrolled agent or cpa on staff. You can also find one here:
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