North Carolina State Tax Return

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North Carolina Individual Income Tax Provisions

Once a state decides to individually tax residents on their income, they must determine which filing system to use. North Carolina chooses a joint system, which adds the incomes of both spouses in a married couple together and taxes it as a single amount. This is similar to the way the Federal gov't taxes married couples jointly, and upholds that notion that families are a single economic unit.

North Carolina uses the Federal adjusted gross income as a tax base. However, there are certain differences which residents of the state should be aware of.

Exemptions

A taxpayer may get lots of income from different sources. The major differences between state law and Federal law for North Carolina results in the following exemptions:

  • Interest from U.S. government bonds
  • Capital gains for certain North Carolina obligations issued before July 1, 1995
  • The first $2000 per person in private pension or retirement income
  • The first $4000 per person in public U.S. civil service or military pension or retirement income
  • Social security benefits

Deductions

North Carolina has a standard deduction dependent on filing status. Single filers, and those who are married filing single, get a $8,250 deduction, married joint filers get a $16,500 deduction, and those who file head of household can take a $13,200 deduction. Other deductions for North Carolina residents include:

  • Up to $35,000 in severance pay if received as a result of permanent involuntary termination through no fault of the employee
  • Contributions to state college savings programs
  • Donations to volunteer firefighters and rescue workers

State and local income and sales taxes, as well as Federal income taxes are not deductible. Additionally, Mortgage Insurance premiums are not deductible.

2017 North Carolina Tax Rates

If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 - 5.75% of the amount over $0

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AlamanceAlamance, Altamahaw, Burlington, Elon College, Graham, Haw River, Mebane, Saxapahaw, Snow Camp, Swepsonville
AlexanderHiddenite, Stony Point, Taylorsville
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YanceyBurnsville, Green Mountain, Micaville