2020 Annual Financial Information Report (AFIR) Now Available

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The 2020 Annual Financial Information Report (AFIR) template is now available on our AFIR website along with instructions and other resources for completing and submitting the report. The completed report must be submitted through the U.S. Census State Data Collections website. All North Carolina counties and municipalities are required to complete the AFIR by October 31 of each year.

New for FY2020, the U.S. Census has a NEW URL  https://statecollection.census.gov/. This web address now opens to a “State Data Collections” screen. Here you will select “North Carolina” and click on the “Go” button to access the North Carolina Login website. From there, the website and navigation remain unchanged from previous years.

Screenshot of the State Data Collections log in page


North Carolina Administrative Code sets a deadline for the AFIR as October 31 of each year; LGC staff cannot extend this due date. Counties and municipalities are encouraged to submit their AFIR by that deadline if their annual audited financial statements are complete. However, since the deadline for the submission of annual audit reports to the LGC for units with FYE June 30, 2020 has been extended to January 31, 2021* due to COVID-19, the staff of the LGC will not consider the AFIR late until February 1, 2021.

*Please refer to this LGC Staff blogpost for important details on the extension of the deadline for June 30, 2020 audit reports submitted to the Secretary of the Local Government Commission.

Please note that Department of State Treasurer staff cannot assign or reset user IDs or passwords for the US Census Bureau website. You must contact the US Census Bureau for any ID, password, or login issues. Contact Census Bureau support staff at ewd.local.finance@census.gov or call 301-763-5153 or 1-800-242-4523 for any user ID or password issues. The NC Department of State Treasurer staff may be contacted for general support at AFIR@nctreasurer.com or 919-814-4299.