North Dakota Tax Filing

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Filing Your North Dakota Taxes

It is tax season again – or for some new workers it’s a brand-new thing. Figuring out and filing your tax forms can be intimidating – but there is help. Here you will find answers, forms and more that will make your paperwork easier, faster and less stressful. The information below will help you determine your residency status, find the correct forms and give you other information you need to get started.

State income tax returns for 2016 are due Tuesday, April 18.

Native American North Dakotans are not subject to North Dakota income tax and do not have to file a North Dakota income tax return if you meet all of the following criteria:

• You are enrolled as a member of a federally-recognized Indian Tribe

• You lived on any Indian reservation in North Dakota

• You derived all of your income from sources on any Indian reservation in North Dakota or from sources outside North Dakota.

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North Dakota Tax Forms

  • ND Schedule ND-1SA - North Dakota Statutory Adjustments (fill-in pdf)
  • ND Tax Booklet - North Dakota Form ND-1 Booklet - Instructions and Tax Tables Only
  • ND Form 101 - Application for Extension of Time to File a North Dakota Tax Return
  • ND Form ND-1CR - North Dakota Credit for Tax Paid to Another State
  • ND Form ND-1NR - North Dakota Individual Part-year/Non-resident Income Tax Return
  • ND Form ND-EZ - North Dakota Individual Resident Income Tax Return (Short)
  • ND Form ND-1 - North Dakota Individual Resident Income Tax Return (Long)
Determine Your Resident Status and File the Right Forms

What form you need to fill out and file to North Dakota is based on your legal residency, or where your permanent, official “home address” was during 2016. North Dakota categorizes its residents four ways: full-time North Dakota residents, part-year residents, North Dakota residents who worked in another state, and nonresidents who worked in North Dakota or sold real estate or property located in North Dakota.

North Dakota Residents

Anyone whose main residence or permanent legal home address was in North Dakota for the whole year, is a North Dakota resident. Also, if you lived in North Dakota for a minimum of 210 days, but do not qualify as a part-year resident of North Dakota or if you were a Montana or Minnesota resident, or a member of the U.S. armed forces, you are not a resident of North Dakota. Residents who were required to file a federal return will also need to file a North Dakota state income tax return. Use Form ND-1 or Form ND-EZ to file your state resident return. The 2016 Individual Income Tax instructions provide additional information and can be downloaded above.

Part-Year North Dakota Residents

If your legal, permanent address was in North Dakota for only a part of the year, then you qualify as a part-year resident of North Dakota. This is most often the case when someone moves his/her household into or out of the state. File a nonresident North Dakota income tax return if you filed a federal tax return and earned any income from North Dakota sources while you lived in North Dakota. You will also need to file a nonresident North Dakota income tax return if you earned any income from a North Dakota source while you were not a resident of North Dakota. You can find more information on what is considered taxable income in North Dakota in the 2016 Individual Income Tax instructions which you can download above.

Use Form ND-1NR to file your part-year resident income tax return with North Dakota. See the 2016 Individual Income Tax instructions for additional information (download link above).

North Dakota Residents Who Worked Elsewhere

If you are a resident of North Dakota and you worked out of state, North Dakota will tax any income you earned in the other state. Since the other state may also tax you on that income, you can avoid dual taxation by applying for a tax credit from North Dakota. File Form ND-1 for your resident return and attach Form ND-1CR to apply for the credit. Make sure you include a copy of your tax return from the other state with your North Dakota income tax return. Additional information is located at the bottom of Form ND-1CR.

Nonresidents Who Worked or Sold Property in North Dakota

If you did not reside in North Dakota at any time during the tax year, nor do you fulfill the requirements for the statutory seven month rule, you are considered a nonresident. Nonresidents must file a North Dakota nonresident tax return if their federal income return included any income from North Dakota sources.

Use Form ND-1NR to file your part-year resident income tax return with North Dakota. See the 2016 Individual Income Tax instructions for additional information (download link above).