State of North Dakota Income Tax North Dakota State Income Tax
Tax Year 2023

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QuickFact: The average family pays $434.00 in North Dakota income taxes. [1]
Rank: 42nd out of 51

North Dakota Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 1.100%
$41,775+ $69,700+ 2.040%
$101,050+ $168,450+ 2.270%
$210,852+ $256,650+ 2.640%

Note: We don't currently have North Dakota's income tax brackets for tax year 2024. Until updated 2024 tax rates become available for North Dakota, the tax brackets shown above and used in the income tax calculator will be from tax year 2023.

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North Dakota Income Tax Calculator

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You can use our free North Dakota income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and North Dakota income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

The North Dakota Income Tax

North Dakota collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Like the Federal Income Tax, North Dakota's income tax allows couples filing jointly to pay a lower overall rate on their combined income with wider tax brackets for joint filers.

North Dakota's maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below North Dakota's %. You can learn more about how the North Dakota income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

Some states such as North Dakota increase, but don't double, all or some bracket widths for joint filers. If you live in North Dakota but work in another state (like Minnesota), you still have to pay tax on your income to North Dakota.

There are 269 days left until Tax Day, on April 16th 2025. The IRS will start accepting eFiled tax returns in January 2020 - you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax TurboTax eFiling.

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North Dakota Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your North Dakota income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and North Dakota tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in North Dakota, see the list of North Dakota income tax deductions.

4.1 - North Dakota Standard Deduction

What is the ND Standard Deduction for 2024? Unlike many other states, North Dakota has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your North Dakota income tax return.

4.2 - North Dakota Personal Exemptions

North Dakota has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - North Dakota Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, North Dakota does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - North Dakota Itemized Deductions

North Dakota allows itemized deductions, and you can claim the same itemized deductions on your North Dakota tax return as you do on your Federal tax return. You must choose between itemizing your deductions and choosing the North Dakota standard deduction, so it's generally only worth itemizing your deductions if your itemized total is more then the North Dakota and Federal standard deductions. For more details, visit the list of North Dakota itemized deductions.

North Dakota Income Tax Forms provides easy access to five of the most commonly used North Dakota income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our North Dakota tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable North Dakota Income Tax Form ND-1 Individual Income Tax Return
Form ND-1 - Individual Income Tax Return
Form ND-1 is the general income tax return for North Dakota residents. ND-1 can be eFiled, or a paper copy can be filed via mail.
Free Printable North Dakota Income Tax Form ND-1 Booklet Instructions and Tax Tables
Form ND-1 Booklet - Instructions and Tax Tables
This booklet includes instruction on how to fill out and file Form ND-1 as well as the corresponding tax tables.
Free Printable North Dakota Income Tax Form ND-1ES Individual Estimated Income Tax
Form ND-1ES - Individual Estimated Income Tax
You must pay estimated income tax if you are self employed or do not pay sufficient tax withholding. Estimated tax payments must be sent to the North Dakota Department of Revenue on a quarterly basis.
Free Printable North Dakota Income Tax Form ND-1TC Income Tax Credits
Form ND-1TC - Income Tax Credits
Complete and attach the ND-1 if you are claiming any tax credits.
Free Printable North Dakota Income Tax Form ND-EZ Individual Short Form
Form ND-EZ - Individual Short Form
ND-EZ is the short form for North Dakota full year residents with no adjustments or credits.
Free Printable North Dakota Tax Table
Printable North Dakota Tax Table & Tax Reference provides a printable North Dakota datasheet including an income tax table, a list of North Dakota tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of North Dakota, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of North Dakota's 2024 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

How To File Your North Dakota Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your North Dakota income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your North Dakota tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

Where To Send Your North Dakota Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed North Dakota income tax return to the North Dakota no later then December 31st. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Income Tax Returns
Office of the State Tax Commissioner
PO Box 5621
Bismarck, ND 58506-5621

e-Filing: Submit Your North Dakota Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your North Dakota income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your North Dakota tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

To e-file your North Dakota and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

Getting Your North Dakota Tax Refund

Your North Dakota Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of North Dakota, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your North Dakota tax refund, you can visit the North Dakota Income Tax Refund page.


  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2024 North Dakota income tax rates are released, provisional 2024 tax rates are based on North Dakota's 2023 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2024 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the North Dakota and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. North Dakota tax forms are sourced from the North Dakota income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the North Dakota forms you are using are up-to-date.