North Carolina Tax Brackets, Rates

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. Other North Carolina income tax return information and other related features (e.g. tax extension, amendment, etc.) below.

North Carolina Income Tax Returns

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IRS Tax Brackets, Rates by Tax Year
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Income Tax Brackets, Rates, Income Ranges, and Estimated Taxes Due

Here you can find how your North Carolina based income is taxed at a flat rate. When you prepare your return on eFile.com this is all calculated for you based on your income.

North Carolina Tax Brackets for Tax Year 2021

As you can see, North Carolina did not increase tax rate for 2021. 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%.

North Carolina Tax Brackets for Tax Year 2020

Tax Rate
Description
5.25%
To calculate your taxable income, multiply your NC taxable income by the tax rate of 5.25%.

2021 North Carolina Standard Deductions

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

Tax Year
Status
Amount
2021
Single
$10,750
Married Separate
$10,750
Married Separate - Spouse claiming itemized deductions
$0
Married Jointly/Qualifying Widower
$21,500
HOH
$16,125
2020
Single
$10,750
Married Separate
$10,750
Married Separate - Spouse claiming itemized deductions
$0
Married Jointly/Qualifying Widower
$21,500
HOH
$16,125

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