North Carolina Income Tax Calculator

Estimate your North Carolina income tax burden

Updated for 2023 tax year on Jul 18, 2023

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North Carolina state taxes

Quick North Carolina tax facts

  • State income tax: 4.99%
  • State sales tax: 4.75%
  • Property tax: 0.86%
  • Gas tax: 36.1 cents per gallon
  • Tobacco tax: 45 cents per pack of cigarettes
  • Insurance premium tax: 1.9%
North Carolina United States

From Wikipedia

North Carolina income taxes

North Carolina has a flat state income tax rate of 4.99%. This means no matter what your income level is, you will be taxed at this rate for your state income tax.

North Carolina offers a standard deduction but no personal exemption. However, there is a child tax credit.

Calculate your income tax in North Carolina

Calculating your North Carolina state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal income tax calculator:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Work out your adjusted gross income [Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income]
  3. Calculate your state taxable income [Adjusted gross income − Standard/Itemized deductions = State taxable income]
  4. Figure out your state/local tax liability [State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability]

State income tax brackets

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2023 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 4.75%
2022 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 4.99%
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 5.25%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2023
2022
Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,750
Married, Filing Jointly $25,500
Head of Household $19,125
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$10,750
Married, Filing Jointly $21,500
Head of Household $16,125
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$10,000
Married, Filing Jointly $20,000
Head of Household $15,000

North Carolina sales tax

The base state sales tax rate in North Carolina is 4.75%. However, with local taxes, the total sales tax can be as high as 7.50%.

North Carolina property tax

The average property tax rate in North Carolina is 0.86%, which is below the national average.

North Carolina capital gains tax

Capital gains in North Carolina are taxed at the same flat rate as regular income.

North Carolina gas tax

North Carolina has a gas tax rate of 36.1 cents per gallon, which is above the national average.

North Carolina tobacco tax

The tobacco tax in North Carolina is 45 cents per pack of cigarettes.

North Carolina insurance tax

North Carolina levies an insurance premium tax at a rate of 1.9%.

FAQs

How do I calculate my North Carolina income tax?

Calculate your North Carolina state income tax with the following six steps.

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − Standard/Itemized deductions = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

How much is $53000 a year after taxes in North Carolina?

A single North Carolinian earning $53000 in 2023 will make $42,459.02 after tax.