North Carolina Income Tax Calculator

Calculate your federal & North Carolina income taxes

Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

What was updated? 2023 federal FICA, income tax rates & standard deduction
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North Carolina income tax calculation

The economy in the Tar Heel State is very diverse and the key sectors are manufacturing, financial services, and aerospace. The median household income in the state is $62,891 (2021).

Brief summary of North Carolina state income tax:

  • state income tax is a flat rate of 4.99%
  • no state payroll tax
  • has state-level standard deduction
North Carolina United States

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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 payroll tax

There is no state-level payroll tax.

State income tax brackets

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
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
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

State exemptions

There is no state-level exemptions.

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 2022 will make $42,336.52 after tax.