|Tax Bracket (Single)||Marginal Tax Rate|
|Tax Bracket (Married)||Marginal Tax Rate|
North Carolina has a flat income tax rate which applies to both single and joint filers. The Federal Income Tax, in contrast to the North Carolina income tax, has multiple tax brackets with varied bracket width for single or joint filers.
Please note: Our North Carolina tax brackets are currently from tax year 2014. Many states adjust their tax brackets yearly, and we will update the North Carolina tax brackets for 2015 as soon as they become available.
If you would like to file your North Carolina income tax return by mail, you can download 2015 North Carolina tax forms here.
Your 2015 income tax return was due on April 15th, 2016. The IRS and North Carolina will soon be accepting tax returns, so you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax.
You can use the income tax estimator to the left to calculate your approximate North Carolina and Federal income tax based on the most recent tax brackets.
Keep in mind that this estimator assumes all income is from wages, assumes the standard deduction, and does not account for tax credits.
For a more detailed estimate that takes these factors into account, click "View Detailed Estimate" (this will will redirect to an external website).Deductions
When calculating your North Carolina income tax, keep in mind that the North Carolina state income tax brackets are only applied to your adjusted gross income (AGI) after you have made any qualifying deductions.
Qualifying deductions might include an itemized deduction, the North Carolina standard deduction, exemptions for dependants, business expenses, etc.
Remember that North Carolina may have very different deduction laws from the Federal Income Tax, so you may have to write a whole new list of deductions for your North Carolina income tax return.
|Download a .CSV file of the North Carolina income tax brackets|
|Download or print North Carolina income tax forms|
- The North Carolina tax brackets on this page were last updated from the North Carolina Department of Revenue in November, 2012. Please contact us if any of our North Carolina tax data is incorrect or out of date.
- North Carolina tax return forms are available on the North Carolina tax forms page or the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
- Before the official 2016 North Carolina income tax brackets are released, the brackets used on this page are an estimate based on the previous year's brackets. These numbers are subject to change if new North Carolina tax tables are released.
- The income tax estimator tool is provided by Tax-Rates.org.