North Dakota Income Tax Extension

How to file a North Dakota Tax Extension. Points to consider when to prepare extensions.

Extension Situation
Extension Suggestion
North Dakota Tax Refund

Option 1: If you do not owe North Dakota income taxes or expect a ND tax refund by the tax deadline, you do not have to prepare and file a ND tax extension. In case you expect a ND tax refund, you will need to file or e-File your ND tax return in order to receive your tax refund money.

Option 2: eFiled a Federal Extension? If you do not owe North Dakota income taxes or expect a tax refund by the tax deadline, your accepted federal extension will be honored as a state extension, and you do not have to mail in Form ND-1EXT.

Owe North Dakota Taxes

Option 1: Pay all or some of your North Dakota income taxes online via: NDTAP.

Option 2: If you owe ND income taxes, you will either have to submit a ND tax return or extension by the tax deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. You can only eFile and IRS tax extension, but not a North Dakota extension. The tax extension will only avoid late filing penalties until the October deadline.
Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by the October deadline, the late filing penalties will start again after that deadline. If you file a Federal Extension and the IRS accepts it, your extension will be recognize by the State of North Dakota. If you did not file a Federal Extension, you may file ND Form 1.

Option 3: Complete Form ND-1EXT include a Check or Money Order, and mail both to the address on Form ND-1EXT. Important: Even if you filed an extension, you will still need to file your ND tax return either via eFile or by paper by the October deadline.

North Dakota Income Tax Calculator
North Dakota Tax Deadlines
Tax Penalties
Important: If you owe North Dakota and/or IRS income taxes and do not file an IRS and North Dakota tax return or extension by the Tax Due Date, you will be subject to IRS and ND late filing penalties. Estimate IRS late filing, payment penalties. In addition, if you do not pay your taxes by the Tax deadline, you will be subject to late tax payment penalties. Filing an extension on time will ONLY eliminate the late filing penalties but not the late tax payment penalties. Late filing penalties are generally higher than late payment penalties, thus file something on time even if you can't pay anything on time!
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