State of Nebraska Income Tax Nebraska State Income Tax
Tax Year 2023

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QuickFact: The average family pays $1,361.00 in Nebraska income taxes. [1]
Rank: 27th out of 51

Nebraska Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 2.460%
$3,700+ $7,390+ 3.510%
$22,170+ $44,350+ 5.010%
$35,730+ $71,460+ 6.640%

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

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

Nebraska Income Tax Calculator

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You can use our free Nebraska 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 Nebraska income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

The Nebraska Income Tax

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

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

Nebraska effectively double bracket widths for married couples filing jointly (other states with this policy are AL, AZ, CT, HI, ID, KS, LA, ME, and OR). Nebraska's income tax brackets are not adjusted regularly for inflation, but the personal exemption is usually raised per inflation on a yearly basis.

There are 321 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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Nebraska 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 Nebraska income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Nebraska tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Nebraska, see the list of Nebraska income tax deductions.

4.1 - Nebraska Standard Deduction

What is the NE Standard Deduction for 2024? Unlike many other states, Nebraska 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 Nebraska income tax return.

4.2 - Nebraska Personal Exemptions

Nebraska 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 - Nebraska Dependent Deduction

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

4.4 - Nebraska Itemized Deductions

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

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

Free Printable Nebraska Income Tax Form 1040N Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1040N - Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1040N is the general income tax return for Nebraska residents. You must file it on a yearly basis to calculate and pay any money dur to the Nebraska Department of Revenue.
Free Printable Nebraska Income Tax Form 1040N-ES Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1040N-ES - Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
You must pay estimated tax if you don't have your tax withholding taken out by an employer, or if you are self employed. Use the estimated income tax vouchers in form 1040N-ES to submit your quarterly payments.
Free Printable Nebraska Income Tax Income Tax Booklet Individual Income Tax Informational Booklet
Income Tax Booklet - Individual Income Tax Informational Booklet
This booklet contains some forms, instructions, tax tables, and additional information on filing you individual income taxes.
Free Printable Nebraska Income Tax Income Tax Calculation Schedule Income Tax Calculation Schedule
Income Tax Calculation Schedule - Income Tax Calculation Schedule
Use this calculation schedule to help you caluclate the amount of money due to the Nebraska Department of Revenue for your for your income taxes this year.
Free Printable Nebraska Income Tax Schedules I II and III Adjustment to Income, Tax Credits, and Nonresident Taxes
Schedules I II and III - Adjustment to Income, Tax Credits, and Nonresident Taxes
These three schedules are included on one form.
Schedule I: Nebraska Adjustments to Income for Nebraska Residents, Nonresidents, and Partial-Year Residents
Schedule II: Credit for Tax Paid to Another State for Full-Year Residents Only
Free Printable Nebraska Tax Table
Printable Nebraska Tax Table & Tax Reference provides a printable Nebraska datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Nebraska tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of Nebraska, 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 Nebraska's 2024 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

How To File Your Nebraska Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed Nebraska income tax return to the Nebraska no later then December 31st. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Income Tax Return (No Payment)
Nebraska Department of Revenue
PO Box 98912
Lincoln, NE 68509-8912
Income Tax Return (Payment Enclosed)
Nebraska Department of Revenue
PO Box 98934
Lincoln, NE 68509-8934

e-Filing: Submit Your Nebraska Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your Nebraska income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska Tax Refund

Your Nebraska Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Nebraska, 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 Nebraska tax refund, you can visit the Nebraska 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 Nebraska income tax rates are released, provisional 2024 tax rates are based on Nebraska's 2023 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2024 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Nebraska and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Nebraska tax forms are sourced from the Nebraska income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Nebraska forms you are using are up-to-date.