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Tax Brackets, Rates and Standard Deductions in North Carolina

Find North Carolina income tax forms, tax brackets and rates by tax year.

If you still need to file a return for a previous tax year, find North Carolina tax forms below. You can complete and sign the forms here on eFile.com before you mail them to the NC Department of Revenue. For Federal or IRS back taxes access the tax forms here.

Below find links to other important North Carolina income tax return information and other related features (e.g. tax extension, amendment, etc.)

North Carolina Income Tax Returns

North Carolina Income Taxes
Prepare only a NC State Return without an IRS return. Details
Step by Step instructions on how to only Prepare and Download - not eFile - State Returns on eFile.com.
File a 2020 North Carolina Tax Amendment
North Carolina Income Tax Forms
IRS Tax Brackets, Rates by Tax Year
Calculate and Estimate your IRS Income Tax Brackets and Rates with the eFile RATEucator.

North Carolina 2019 Income Bracket, Rate and Estimated Taxes Due

As you can see, North Carolina does not tax income at different rates. North Carolina income is taxed at a constant rate of 5.25%.

Tax Rate
Description
5.25%
To calculate your taxable income, multiply your NC taxable income by the tax rate of 5.25%.
Other State Income Tax Brackets: Compare State Tax Brackets, Rates
For your personal Effective IRS Tax Rate use the RATEucator Tool

2019 North Carolina Standard Deductions

In North Carolina, you may claim either a standard deduction or itemized deduction.

Tax Year
Status
Amount
2019
Single
$10,000
2019
Married Filing Separately - if spouse does not claim itemized deductions:
$10,000
2019
Married Filing Separately - if spouse claims itemized deductions:
$0
2019
Married Filing Jointly/Qualifying Widow(er)/Surviving Spouse
$20,000
2019
Head of Household
$15,000
Other Standard Deductions by State: Compare State Standard Deduction Amounts
IRS Standard Deduction: Federal Standard Deductions

2020 Tax Year North Carolina Income Tax Forms

North Carolina State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2020 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020) can be e-Filed in conjunction with a IRS Income Tax Return. Details on how to only prepare and print a North Carolina 2020 Tax Return.  The NC Tax Forms are below.

Form/Schedule
Description
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Form D-400
Individual Income Tax Return
Form D-400TC
Individual Tax Credits
Form D-422
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Form D-422A
Annualized Income Worksheet
Determines your paycheck NC Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.

2019 Tax Year North Carolina State Tax Forms

North Carolina State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2019 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019) can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.   The NC Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - click for the IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2019.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Return
Income Tax Credits
Underpayment of Estimated Tax By Individuals
Annualized Income Worksheet
Tax Amendment

2018 Tax Year North Carolina Tax Forms

North Carolina State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.   The NC Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - click for the IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Return
Individual Tax Credits
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Annualized Income Worksheet
Tax Amendment

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