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Taxes In North Dakota

North Dakota Tax Rates, Collections, and Burdens

How does North Dakota’s tax code compare? North Dakota has a graduated state individual income tax, with rates ranging from 1.95 percent to 2.50 percent. North Dakota has a graduated corporate income tax, with rates ranging from 1.41 percent to 4.31 percent. North Dakota also has a 5.00 percent state sales tax rate and an average combined state and local sales tax rate of 7.04 percent. North Dakota has a 0.97 percent effective property tax rate on owner-occupied housing value.

North Dakota does not have an estate tax or inheritance tax. North Dakota has a 23 cents per gallon gas tax rate and a $0.44 cigarette excise tax rate. The State of North Dakota collects $7,007 in state and local tax collections per capita. North Dakota has $12,057 in state and local debt per capita and has a 67 percent funded ratio of public pension plans. Overall, North Dakota’s tax system ranks 17th on our 2024 State Business Tax Climate Index.

Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and North Dakota is no exception. The first step towards understanding North Dakota’s tax code is knowing the basics. How does North Dakota collect tax revenue? Click the tabs below to learn more! You can also explore our state tax maps, which are compiled from our annual publication, Facts & Figures 2024: How Does Your State Compare?

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Individual Taxes

Top Individual Income Tax Rate
2.50%See Full Study
State Local Individual Income Tax Collections per Capita
$576Rank: 40
State and Local Tax Burden
8.8%Rank: 9See Full Study

Business Taxes

Top Corporate Income Tax Rate
4.31%See Full Study
State Business Tax Climate Index Ranking
17See Full Study

Sales Taxes

State Sales Tax Rate
5.00%Rank: 32See Full Study
Average Local Sales Tax Rate
2.04%See Full Study
Combined State and Average Local Sales Tax Rate
7.04%Rank: 23See Full Study
State and Local General Sales Tax Collections per Capita
$1528Rank: 15
State Gasoline Tax Rate (cents per gallon)
23¢Rank: 41
State Cigarette Tax Rate (dollars per 20-pack)
$0.44Rank: 48

Property Taxes

Property Taxes Paid as a Percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Value
0.97%Rank: 20
State and Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita
$1567Rank: 30

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