North Dakota State Tax Extension

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Filing an Extension in North Dakota

The North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner grants an automatic six-month extension of time to file until October 15, 2017 if you are filing for a federal extension. If you are not filing for a federal extension you are required to file for a state extension whether you owe additional taxes or not. You are not required to file for a state extension at this time. However, to avoid interest and penalties you must pay your current year tax liability in full by April 18, 2017. When you file your North Dakota return, be sure to attach a copy of your completed federal extension form to your return.

 

If You Are Filing a Federal Extension

When you file your North Dakota return, check the appropriate block on the front page of your North Dakota return. You do not need to attach a copy of the federal extension to the state return, but it must be retained on file in case the Office of State Tax Commissioner requests to see it.

If You Are Not Filing a Federal Extension

If you do not obtain a federal extension, but need additional time to file your North Dakota return, you may apply for a North Dakota extension by completing and filing ND Form 101. This is not an automatic extension - you must have good cause to request a North Dakota extension. Form 101 must be postmarked on or before the due date of your return. You will be notified whether your extension request is approved or rejected. If approved, check the appropriate block on the front page of your return. You do not need to attach a copy of the Form 101 to the state return, but it must be retained on file in the case the Office of State Tax Commissioner requests to see it. Contact their office at 701-328-1243 to obtain a copy of Form 101.

An extension to file your return is not an extension of time to pay your taxes.

If You Owe

If you owe taxes, you must pay the full amount due on or before April 18, 2017 or a penalty will be charged. Interest on any tax due on the return will be charged at the rate of 12% per year from the original due date of your return to the earlier of the date you file your return or the extended due date.

Pay Online

Pay your taxes online at Link2gov Corporation via www.ndtaxpayment.com. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover credit cards or signature debit cards are accepted. All payments are processed immediately, will be assessed a convenience fee, and all charges will appear on your monthly card or bank statement.

You can also pay your taxes online at Official Payments Corporation. Visa, MasterCard, Discover Network, and American Express credit and debit cards, and other forms of payment, such as Bill Me Later® are accepted. To make a debit card payment you can use a MasterCard or Visa Debit Card or any debit card with Nyce, Pulse or Star logos. If you choose this payment method, be sure to keep the confirmation number as proof of payment for your records.

There is a convenience fee for this service which is paid directly to the company. The amount of the fee is based on the amount of your payment.

Pay by Phone

Pay your taxes by phone by calling 1-888-ND-TAXES. You can also pay by phone using Official Payments toll-free number at 1-800-272-9829. This automated service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. At the end of your call you will be given a confirmation number. Save this as proof of payment for your records.

There is a convenience fee for this service which is paid directly to the company. The amount of the fee is based on the amount of your payment.

Pay by Mail

Along with the extension form, send a check or money order in the amount of the estimated tax due made payable to ND State Tax Commissioner. Write your Social Security number and “2016 Form ND-1EXT” on your payment. Mail to:

Office of the State Commissioner

PO Box 5622

Bismarck, ND 58506-5622

Penalty and Interest Charges on Tax Owed

Interest Charges: Interest will be charged on income tax that is not paid on or before April 18, 2017, even if you received an extension of time to file your return. Interest is charged at an annual rate of 12%.

Late Payment: If you do not pay your tax liability in full by the extension due date you are subject to a 5% penalty on the amount paid past due. In addition, interest will be charged at the rate of 1% per month or a fraction of a month until the tax is fully paid.

If you do not file for an extension, you are subject to both the 5% per month late filing penalty and 10% late payment penalty on the remaining tax due.

If You Do Not Owe

North Dakota requires either a federal extension or a state extension form to be filed whether you owe any additional taxes or not.

For more information, visit The North Dakota Department of Revenue.