North Carolina State Tax Calculator 2017/2018

The Federal tax rates have been updated to the 2017 forecast tax tables and the tax calculator now uses the 2017 tax tables as default. To calculator your 2017/2018 tax return, please select the 2017/2018 tax year. The tax calculator will continue to use the 2017/2018 State tax tables until confirmation of 2017 tax tables is published. If you have information on the 2017 State tax tables, please contact us and we will update accordingly.

The North Carolina tax calculator is updated for the 2017/18 tax year. This tax calculator performs as a standalone State Tax calculator for North Carolina, it does not take into account federal taxes, medicare decustions et al.

The North Carolina tax calculator is designed to provide a simple illlustration of the state income tax due in North Carolina, to view a comprehensive tax illustration which includes federal tax, medicare, state tax, standard/itemised deductions (and more), please use the main 2017/18 tax calculator.

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North Carolina State Tax Calculator

How to use the tax calculator

  1. Enter your annual income.
  2. Press Calculate to see your State tax and take home breakdown including Federal Tax deductions

How to use the advanced tax calculator

  1. Enter your North Carolina State income.
  2. Check the box - Advanced Federal Tax Calculator
  3. Confirm Number of Dependants
  4. Confirm Number of Children you claim Tax Credits for
  5. Select other relevant tax factors (Age related tax allowances, head of household tax allowance, tax-deferred retirement plan, cafeteria etc)
  6. Click Calculate to see your tax, medicare and take home breakdown - Federal Tax made Simple

The North Carolina State State Tax calculator is updated to include the latest Federal tax rates for 2015-16 tax year as published by the IRS.

The North Carolina State State Tax calculator is updated to include the latest State tax rates for 2017/2018 tax year and will be update to the 2018/2019 State Tax Tables once fully published as published by the various States.

2017/2018 North Carolina State State Tax Refund Calculator

Calculate your total tax due using the tax calculator (update to include the 2017/2018 tax brackets). Deduct the amount of tax paid from the tax calculation to provide an illustration of your 2017/2018 tax refund.

Updates to the North Carolina State State Tax Calculator

The following updates have been applied to the Tax calculator:

  • Selectable Tax year
  • Tax calculations allow for Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan
  • Tax calculations allow for Cafeteria or other Pre-Tax Plans
  • Selectable Tax year
  • Updated to include 2017/2018 Federal tax rates
  • Updated to apply Medicare and Social Security deductions as Pre-Federal Tax calculation Thank you Justin Duel

The North Carolina State State tax calculator is as good as the feedback, your support, requests and bug catches help to improve the accuracy of the tax calculator for all.

This North Carolina State State tax calculator aims to balance ease of use with transparency of tax calculation but is provided for illustration only. Remember that you should always seek professional advice and audit your State and Federal tax returns


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North Carolina State Taxes Refund

Check your North Carolina State Taxes Refund Status

To check your North Carolina state taxes refund status online:

You will need to know the primary SS# or Social Security Number, complete mailing address, and most times, the exact amount of your anticipated refund. Click the link below to check your North Carolina state taxes refund status online:


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Track north carolina state tax refund 2016 North Carolina Income Tax Brackets

North Carolina's income tax rates were last changed two years prior to 2015 for tax year 2013, and the tax brackets were previously changed in 2012.

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.

How do North Carolina tax brackets work?

Technically, you don't have just one "tax bracket" - you pay all of the North Carolina marginal tax rates from the lowest tax bracket to the tax bracket in which you earned your last dollar. For comparison purposes, however, your North Carolina tax bracket is the tax bracket in which your last earned dollar in any given tax period falls.

You can think of the bracketed income tax as a flat amount for all of the money you earned up to your highest tax bracket, plus a marginal percentage of any amount you earned over that. The chart below breaks down the North Carolina tax brackets using this model:

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North Carolina Income Tax Estimator

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).

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 .CSV file of NC income tax brackets

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Download or print North Carolina income tax forms

NC income tax forms are available as PDFs

North Carolina Standard Deductions & Personal Exemption Amounts

In addition to marginal tax brackets, one of the major features of the North Carolina income tax is deductions. The three most common deductions encountered by taxpayers are the North Carolina Standard Deduction, the North Carolina Personal Exemption, and the North Carolina Dependent Deduction. The current values of these deductions for tax year 2015 are as follows:

The standard deduction, which North Carolina has, is a deduction that is available by default to all taxpayers who do not instead choose to file an itemized deduction. Essentially, it translates to $7,950.00 per year of tax-free income for single North Carolina taxpayers, and $15,950.00 for those filing jointly.

The Personal Exemption, which is not supported by the North Carolina income tax, is an additional deduction you can take if you (and not someone else) are primarily responsible for your own living expenses. Likewise, you can take an additional dependent exemption for each qualifying dependent (like a child or family member), who you financially support.

The Federal income tax also has a standard deduction, personal exemptions, and dependant deductions, though they are different amounts than North Carolina's and may have different rules.

Head over to the Federal income tax brackets page to learn about the Federal Income Tax, which applies in all states nationwide.

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Disclaimer: While we do our best to keep this list of North Carolina income tax rates up to date and complete, we cannot be held liable for errors or omissions. Is info on this page missing or out-of-date? Please let us know so we can fix it!

Please note: Our North Carolina tax brackets are currently from tax year 2015 (filed in April 2016). Many states adjust their tax brackets yearly, and we will update the $stateName tax brackets for 2016 / 2017 as soon as they become available.

  1. The North Carolina tax brackets on this page were last updated from the North Carolina Department of Revenue in 2015. Please contact us if any of our North Carolina tax data is incorrect or out of date.
  2. North Carolina tax return forms are available on the North Carolina tax forms page or the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
  3. Before the official 2017 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.
  4. The North Carolina income tax estimator tool is provided by Tax-Rates.org Track north carolina state tax refund.

While we take all precautions to ensure that the data on this site is correct and up-to-date, we cannot be held liable for the accuracy of the tax data we present.

This site is a free public service not affiliated with the IRS or any governmental organization.


When Will I Receive My North Carolina State Income Tax Refund?

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Expect to wait an average of six weeks for your North Carolina state tax refund. That's six weeks from the time the North Carolina Department of Revenue received your return -- not six weeks from the date you mailed it. If you file your return close to April 15, expect a longer waiting period.

Check your refund status any time of the day or night on the North Carolina Department of Revenue's website, dornc.com. Information is updated each day by 6 p.m. When making your initial inquiry, you must provide the specific amount of your refund and the first Social Security number listed on the return. You can also check your refund status via telephone, by calling 1-877-252-4052. You must enter the same information required for an online inquiry. While the information is available 24/7 and updated at 6 p.m., the department requests that you wait 24 hours between calls for status updates.

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