The annual North Carolina sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 3 and runs through Sunday, August 5. Shoppers can save money on certain purchases of items like clothing, school supplies and computers. The first sales tax holiday was held in August 2002.
This popular event exempts clothing, footwear and school supplies of $100 or less per item, school instructional materials of $300 or less per item, sports and recreational equipment of $50 or less per item, computers of $3,500 or less per item, and computer wupplies of $250 or less per item from sales tax. Tablet computers and netbooks of $3,500 or less per item qualify, eReaders, do not. Visit North Carolina Department of Revenue’s website for a complete list of items that qualify.
Please call NCDOR’s Taxpayer Assistance Division at 1-877-252-3052 with questions.