North Carolina Income Tax Rate 2018 - 2019

North Carolina state income tax rate table for the 2018 - 2019 filing season has one income tax bracket or a flat NC tax rate of 5.499% for Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household statuses. The North Carolina tax rate and tax brackets are unchanged from last year.

North Carolina income tax rate and tax brackets shown in the table below are based on income earned between January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The current year 2018 North Carolina income tax rate of 5.499% is lower than the 2016 income tax rate of 5.75%. Outlook for the 2019 North Carolina income tax rate is to decrease further to 5.25%.

Single Tax BracketsTax Rate 2018
Source: Tax Rate for Tax Year 2018, Individual Income Tax, published by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
$0to5.499%
Married Filing Jointly BracketsTax Rate 2018
Source: Tax Rate for Tax Year 2018, Individual Income Tax, published by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
$0to5.499%
Married Filing Separately BracketsTax Rate 2018
Source: Tax Rate for Tax Year 2018, Individual Income Tax, published by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
$0to5.499%
Head of Household BracketsTax Rate 2018
Source: Tax Rate for Tax Year 2018, Individual Income Tax, published by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
$0to5.499%

Please reference the North Carolina tax forms and instructions booklet published by the North Carolina Department of Revenue to determine if you owe state income tax or are due a state income tax refund. North Carolina income tax forms are generally published at the end of each calendar year, which will include any last minute 2018 - 2019 legislative changes to the NC tax rate or tax brackets. The North Carolina income tax rate tables and tax brackets shown on this web page are for illustration purposes only.

North Carolina Tax Brackets 2018 - 2019

Looking at the tax rate and tax brackets shown in the tables above for North Carolina, we can see that North Carolina collects individual income taxes similarly for Single and Married filing statuses, for example. We can also see the flat nature of North Carolina state income tax rates at 5.499% regardless of income and status.

For single taxpayers living and working in the state of North Carolina:

  • Flat tax rate of 5.499% is applied to all taxable income.

For married taxpayers living and working in the state of North Carolina:

  • Flat tax rate of 5.499% is applied to all taxable income.

For the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household filing statuses, the NC tax rates and the number of income tax brackets remain the same.

Last updated: October 9, 2018