North Dakota State Income Tax - Tax Year 2012
North Dakota Income Tax Table
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The North Dakota Income Tax
North Dakota collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of 4.86%, spread across five 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 6th lowest in the United States, ranking directly below New Mexico's 4.90%.
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 -39 days left until Tax Day, on April 15th 2013.
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.
- The North Dakota standard deduction is $5,800.00 for individuals and $11,600.00 for married couples filing jointly. The standard deduction may be chosen instead of filing an itemized deduction on your North Dakota tax return.
- North Dakota's personal income tax exemptions include a personal exemption of $3,700.00. You can deduct one single exemption from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.
- North Dakota has a dependent exemption of $3,700.00. You may claim one dependent examption for each of the children, relatives, or others who live with and are supported by you as described § 152 of the IRC (Internal Revenue Code).
- 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
How To File Your North Dakota Income Tax Return
Where To Send Your North Dakota Tax Return
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 Office of State Tax Commissioner . 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
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 Office of State Tax Commissioner Income Tax Refund page.
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- 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.
- Before the official 2013 North Dakota income tax rates are released, provisional 2013 tax rates are based on North Dakota's 2012 income tax brackets.
- The 2013 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner and Tax Foundation data.
- North Dakota tax forms are sourced from the North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner income tax forms page, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the North Dakota forms you are using are up-to-date.