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North Carolina Taxes Electricity and Piped Natural Gas


 Now subject to sales tax in North Carolina.

North Carolina now imposes tax on sales of electricity and piped natural gas billed on or after July 1, 2014.

The sales tax rate for electricity and piped natural gas is “the State’s general rate of tax plus the sum of the rates of the local sales taxes authorized for all counties.” Currently, that rate is 7%.

North Carolina Department of Revenue.

And legislation enacted on 6.30.14 imposes a tax of 3.5% on "gross receipts derived from sales of piped natural gas received by a gas city for consumption by that city and delivered by a gas city to a sales customer or transportation customer of the gas city." Read Senate Bill 790.

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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.