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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
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North Carolina Income Tax Forms
North Carolina Tax Brackets, Rates explained
IRS Tax Brackets, Rates by Tax Year
Calculate and Estimate your IRS Income Tax Brackets and Rates with the eFile RATEucator.

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

2021 Tax Rate will be listed here as they become available.

North Carolina Tax Brackets for Tax Year 2020

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%.

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

North Carolina Income Tax Forms

North Carolina State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2021 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be e-Filed in conjunction with a IRS Income Tax Return. Details on how to only prepare and print a North Carolina 2021 Tax Return.

Below are forms for prior Tax Years starting with 2020. These back taxes forms can not longer be e-Filed. You can complete the forms with the help of eFile.com free tax calculators. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the North Carolina Department of Revenue. In addition to filing North Carolina Forms you might also have to file previous IRS Tax Return Forms.

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