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North Dakota Corporate Tax Exemption



Is my non-profit corporation in North Dakota eligible for any tax exemptions?

Yes. Nonprofit corporations in North Dakota are eligible for corporate income tax and sales tax exemptions if they meet the stipulations of the ND state government.

How does a ND non-profit corporation become eligible for a state corporate tax exemption?

North Dakota bases its decision to grant a nonprofit corporation on whether it has been deemed tax exempt by the IRS (typically designated as North Dakota nonprofit is automatically exempt from paying North Dakota’s corporate state tax.

How does a ND non-profit corporation obtain sales tax exemption?

In general, North Dakota doesn’t grant nonprofits sales tax exemption. The state government has instead written which kinds of organizations can qualify for state sales tax exemptions. They are as follows:

  • Federal, state, and local governmental units.
  • Public and private schools.
  • Hospitals, nursing homes, and basic health care entities.
  • Nonprofit voluntary health groups.
  • State and local fairs.
  • Nonprofit meal delivery groups.

To obtain the sales tax exemption certificate, eligible organizations must contact the Office of State Tax Commissioner.

North Dakota tax  exemption info:

North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 127
Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
Phone: (701) 328-1246
State Tax Commissioner Website

North Dakota Tax Info

This comprehensive guide to obtaining and maintaining 501c3 status from the IRS includes information on how to prepare your nonprofit to apply for 501c3 status, as well as information about the forms and fees required by the IRS.

This guide overviews and includes the special tax-exempt language a 501c3 nonprofit organization must include as part of its articles of incorporation. 

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