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North Carolina: August Sales Tax Holiday Repealed


 Or not.

Many states are offering North Carolina Department of Revenue has issued an important notice reminding taxpayers that the August sales and use tax holiday has been repealed.

Effective July 1, 2014, N.C. Gen Stat. § 105-164.13C is repealed. Items previously qualifying for an exemption from sales tax during the first weekend of August remain subject to tax. Retailers are not permitted to “offer to absorb the tax… or in any manner directly or indirectly advertise that the tax herein imposed is not considered an element in the price to the purchaser.” Any retailer found guilty of doing so “shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.”

Additional information is provided on the department notice.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.