The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes
Tool | Updated October 2019

State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules — on income, ordinary purchases, gas, sin products, property, and more — across the U.S.

North Dakota

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The Bottom Line
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Most Tax-Friendly

The Peace Garden State offers modest sales taxes that favor agriculture, and has been cut income taxes to the point that they’re barely there. Property taxes are middle of the road, and the state scores well for fiscal stability, indicating that it will be able to stay tax-friendly in the future.

Sales Tax

5% state levy. Localities can add as much as 3.5%, and the average combined rate is 6.85%, according to the Tax Foundation. “New farm machinery, new farm machinery attachments or new irrigation equipment [used] exclusively for agricultural purposes” is taxed by the state at 3%. Local taxes may still apply.

Income Tax Range

Low: 1.10% (on up to $38,700 of taxable income for singles and up to $64,650 for married couples filing jointly)

High: 2.90% (on taxable income over $424,950)

Effective tax rate: 1.1% for single filers, 1.58% for joint filers.

See Kiplinger.com’s Retiree Tax Map to learn how North Dakota taxes Social Security income and other forms of retirement income.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.2300 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.2300 per gallon.

Property Taxes

In North Dakota, residents pay an average of $1,056 in taxes per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Vehicle Taxes

5% excise tax due on purchases.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $0.44 per pack
Cigars: 28% of the wholesale price
Chewing tobacco: 16 cents per ounce
Snuff: 60 cents per ounce

Beer: $0.39 per gallon
Wine: $1.06 per gallon
Liquor: $4.66 per gallon
All alcohol sales are also subject to a 7% sales tax.

Taxes On Wireless Service

14.13%

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

None.

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