Income tax on rent, worked example, in Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

Non-resident couple's joint monthly rental income1 US$1,500 US$6,000 US$12,000
Annual Rental Income 18,000 72,000 144,000
Less Costs2 (1,130.00) (4,370.00) (8,690.00)
Less Depreciation3 (5,454.55) (16,727.27) (33,454.55)
= Taxable Income US$11,415.45 US$50,902.73 US$101,855.45
Gross Revenue Tax (Assessed)4 270.00 1,440.00 3,600.00
Income Tax Rates5
Up to US$15,650 10% 1,141.55 1,565.00 1,565.00
US$15,650 - US$63,700 15% - 5,287.91 7,207.50
US$63,700 - US$128,500 25% - - 9,538.86
Annual Tax Due US$1,141.55 US$6,852.91 US$18,311.36
Other Taxes Levied
Gross Revenue Tax (270.00) (1,440.00) (3,600.00)
Rebate Base6 US$871.55 US$5,412.91 US$14,711.36
Income Tax Rebate (784.40) (4,871.62) (13,240.23)
Net Income Tax Due US$87.16 US$541.29 US$1,471.14
Annual Income Tax Due US$357.16 US$1,981.29 US$5,071.14
Tax Due as % of Gross Income 1.98% 2.75% 3.52%
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1 The property is jointly owned by husband and wife, but then taxed separately (50% upon each partner).

2 Estimated values. Deductible costs are business license, management fees, repairs and maintenance.

3 Estimated values. Residential properties are depreciated over a period of 27.5 years.

4 Gross Revenue (Turnover) Tax will be assessed but it is credited against income tax. The tax depends on the annual turnover and is not a graduated tax:

Up to US$5,000 nil
US$5,000 - US$50,000 1.5%
US$50,000 - US$100,000 2.0%
US$100,000 - US$250,000 2.5%