August 20, 2023
FEMA DR-4716-MP Public Notice 001
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to provide financial assistance to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), local governments, and private nonprofit organizations under major disaster declaration FEMA-4716-DR-MP...
June 28, 2023
Finance to implement new operational hours for CNMI U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility
The CNMI Department of Finance would like to announce the implementation of new operational hours for the CNMI U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility in order to ensure continued processing.
March 24, 2023
Important Updates on Passport Processing
As of March 24, we are processing routine applications in 10-13 weeks, and expedited applications in 7-9 weeks. Processing times begin when we receive your application at a passport agency or center, and do not include mailing times. It may take up to 2 weeks for us to receive your application after you mail it to us, and up to 2 weeks for you to receive your completed passport after we mail it to you.
February 6, 2023
Local Economic Impact Payment Exempt from Earnings Tax
On January 31, 2023, H.B. 22-120 was approved by Governor Arnold I. Palacios and became P.L. 22-31, by which local stimulus payments are not subject to earnings tax. Unlike the Economic Impact Payments (EIP), which are not taxable income, the Local EIP is taxable under the Northern Marianas Territorial Income Tax (NMTIT).
November 16, 2022
Notice of Office Closure
The Department of Finance – Division of Revenue and Taxation office would like to inform the general public that our office will be closed on Friday, December 02, 2022 for staff professional development.
Office will resume normal Business Hours on Monday, December 05, 2022.
November 14, 2022
Local Stimulus Cards Expiring Soon
The Department of Finance, Division of Revenue & Taxation (DRT) would like to advise the general public that the Local
Economic Impact Payment 2 (LEIP2) stimulus cards issued to taxpayers based on the 2021 income tax return will expire on
September 21, 2022
2021 Department of Finance Annual Report
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands | Department of Finance - Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2021
July 21, 2022
Adoption of Amendments on Business License Regulations
The Department of Finance, Division of Revenue & Taxation (DRT), would like to advise that the public notice of certification and adoption of the proposed amendments to the Business License Regulations were published in the Commonwealth Register on June 28, 2022 (Volume 44, Number 06, Page 048589).
June 15, 2022
Amendments on Business License Regulations
The Department of Finance, Division of Revenue & Taxation (DRT), would like to advise that the proposed amendments to the Division of Revenue and Taxation, Business License Regulations were published in the Commonwealth Register on May 28, 2022 (Volume 55, Number 05).
June 3, 2022
Second Local Stimulus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Department of Finance, Division of Revenue & Taxation (DRT), are excited about the CNMI Second Local Stimulus. We view this as a special opportunity to help our islands during these difficult times. For help with with the most common questions about the local stimulus, click on the link below.
May 26, 2022
DRT to Implement 2nd Local Stimulus Relief Program
The Department of Finance, Division of Revenue & Taxation (DRT) would like to notify the general public that the implementation plan for the 2nd Local Economic Impact Payment (LEIP) "Local Stimulus" Prgram was excuted by Governor Ralph DLG. Torres on May 26, 2022 along with Acting Secretary of Finance, Margaret C. Torres and Director Tracy Norita.
May 10, 2022
Form 1040CM-X available for Amendments to Income Tax Return
The Division of Revenue & Taxation would like to inform the general public that the Form 1040CM-X is now available and required for taxpayers who would like to amend the 1040CM income tax return.
May 10, 2022
Supplemental Instructions to the NOTICE ADVCTC-Advanced Child Tax
Beginning March 2022, the Division of Revenue & Taxation issued the 2021 ADVCTC Notice to taxpayers who received Advanced Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021. The notice provided details of the payments received and method of payment.
Apr 01, 2022
Burglary & Theft Incident at Revenue & Tax Under Investigation
On April 1, 2022, Division of Revenue & Taxation collection staff reported a burglary and theft incident.
Mar 29, 2022
Local Stimulus Payment Exempt from Earnings Tax
This tax announcement provides information and guidance regarding the Local Economic Impact Payment (LEIP).
Mar 08, 2022
Changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit for the 2022 filing season
The EITC is one of the federal government's largest refundable tax credits for low-to moderate- income families. The recent expansion of this credit means that more people may qualify to have some much-needed money put back in their pocket.
Mar 01, 2022
Tax on Marijuana Retailers and Cannabis Excise Tax
The purpose of this announcement is to provide guidance regarding the Tax on Marijuana Retailers and Cannabis Excise Tax, which were established by Public Law 21-5 and became effective on August 21, 2019.
Feb 28, 2022
2021 Tax Forms Available Online
The Department of Finance, Division of Revenue & Taxation would like to notify the general public that the 2021 income tax forms are now available online at www.dof.gov.mp/forms. The due date for filing of returns is Monday, April 18, 2022. For more forms and instructions please visit www.irs.gov or consult with a tax professional.
Feb 25, 2022
Imposition of the CNMI Wage and Salary tax on cost-of-living allowances paid to federal employees.
Commonwelath of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Division of Revenue and Taxation (DRT) Announcemnt 2021-1 - Taxation of Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) paid to Federal employees under the CNMI Wage and Salary Tax (WST).
Jan 10, 2022
New Window Service Hours
The Department of Finance, Division of Revenue & Taxation would like to notify the general public of the New Window Service hours and Phone Numbers
Oct 18, 2021
2022 GHLI Open Enrollment
The Department of Finance announced on Monday, October 18, 2021 that the open enrollment period for the CNMI Government Group Health and Life Insurance Trust Fund will be from October 25, 2021 to December 10, 2021 for coverage effective January 1, 2022.
Aug 15, 2021
Statement by the Secretary of Finance on CNMI Stimulus Cards
The Department of Finance has been informed of reports of several taxpayers being charged fees on their recently issued CNMI Stimulus Cards.
May 13, 2021
DRT Planning for Advance Payments of the Expanded Child Tax Credit
The Department of Finance, Division of Revenue and Taxation (DRT) would like to notify the general public that the implementation plan for the Expanded Child Tax Credit for 2021 pursuant to the American Rescue Plan is currently being developed for a target issuance by July 2021.
jan 28, 2021
Second Economic Impact Payment Factsheet
What You Need to Know about the Second "Stimulus Check"
nov 10, 2020
2021 GHLI Open Enrollment
The Department of Finance announced on Monday that the open enrollment period for the CNMI Government Group Health and Life Insurance will be from November 16, 2020 to December 18, 2020 for coverage effective January 1, 2021.
sep 08, 2020
New Division Title Names for the Department of Finance
Effective October 01, 2020, three divisions within the Department of Finance will undergo a name change in order to more appropriately reflect their existing duties and responsibilities.
aug 21, 2020
Pay Your Tax Online with Localgov
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has partnered with Azavar Government Solutions to transition to a new online portal, called Localgov, for for filing and paying Business Gross Revenue Tax (BGRT), Bar Tax, and Hotel Occupancy Tax.
jul 01, 2020
Finance increases stimulus check estimate to $54.7 million for the CNMI
The Department of Finance (DOF) is pleased to announce the total available funding to the CNMI for Economic Impact Payments (EIP), also known as the stimulus checks, has increased to $54.7 million, an increase by $7.6 million.
Apr 01, 2020
Finance provides guidance on “stimulus checks”
The CARES Act includes provision for a refundable tax credit, widely known as a “stimulus check” that applies to the CNMI and other US territories.
mar 24, 2020
Governor Torres announces special relief for taxpayers
The income tax return filing and payment deadline of April 15, 2020 is extended to July 15, 2020.