COVID-19 Business and Employer Tax Resources


Because of the rapid change of information, please note this page was last updated 03/31/2020, 11:00 p.m.


Several actions are being considered or are in place to assist taxpayers and businesses affected by COVID-19. North Dakota Department of Commerce is working with The Office of State Tax Commissioner to ensure tax updates are provided in a timely manner, and provide current resources that may alleviate the impact that you or your business is experiencing due to the recent health crisis.

In this section you will find valuable information about actions being taken to help taxpayers and businesses affected by COVID-19.

Q: Is there tax relief due to COVID-19?
A: The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. Updates will be provided as new information is available. Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at

Q: Has the income tax deadline changed?
A: We are currently aligned with the IRS extension date. Individuals or businesses who are unable to file an income tax return or pay the tax by the April 15th deadline, can file and make payment through July 15, 2020, without penalty and interest.

Q: What if COVID-19 impacts my ability to file and pay my other taxes on time?
A: As a North Dakota taxpayer, you have the ability to request additional time if you believe you will be unable to file a return or pay the tax in a timely manner because of a COVID-19 related situation, please contact the Office of State Tax Commissioner.

Q: Will COVID-19 impacts delay my refund?
A: No. Refunds are being issued in a timely manner. Use the Where’s My Refund tool to check on your refund status.

Q: Are free tax preparation services affected?
A: To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in North Dakota, many free income tax preparation sites have suspended services. Please contact the site for updated hours of operation.

You may be eligible to file your return electronically for free. See if you qualify.

Who can I contact with questions?
If you have questions, call us at 701-328-7088 or 1-877-328-7088, or visit


Additional Tax Resources:

North Dakota Tax Department