MINOT, N.D. — Last month a group of Republican leaders — including Gov. Doug Burgum, Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus, and state Rep. Craig Headland — announced a plan to flatten North Dakota’s income tax .
Currently, North Dakota has five income tax brackets. The flat tax plan would narrow those to just one, and eliminate the tax for most North Dakotans.
Single income filers making $54,725 or less in adjusted gross income, and all married filers making $95,600 or less would pay no income tax at all. That’s roughly 60% of the state.
Those making above those levels — the remaining 40% — would pay a flat 1.5% .
The proposal has come under fire from both the left and the far right, and they’re basically making the same argument.