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North Carolina Sales Tax Rate Change, October 2014


 Come October 2014, sales tax rates are going up in Davidson County, North Carolina.

The North Carolina Department of Revenue has announced a local sales and use tax rate change for Davidson County, effective October 1, 2014.

The current local rate of 2.00% will increase to 2.25%. When combined with the North Carolina state rate of 4.75%, the total sales and use tax rate in Davidson County will be 7%.

Sales of food for home consumption in Davidson County are taxed at a reduced rate of 2% and are not subject to the additional 0.25% tax.

North Carolina rates, October 2014

Effective October 2014, the combined sales and use tax rate in 72 counties across North Carolina will be 6.75%. The following counties will have a combined sales tax rate of 7.00%:

  • Alexander
  • Buncombe
  • Cabarrus
  • Catawba
  • Cumberland
  • Davidson
  • Duplin
  • Edgecombe
  • Greene
  • Halifax
  • Harnett
  • Haywood
  • Hertford
  • Lee
  • Martin
  • Montgomery
  • New Hanover
  • Onslow
  • Pitt
  • Randolph
  • Robeson
  • Rowan
  • Sampson
  • Surry
  • Wilkes

Mecklenburg County has a combined rate of 7.25%. And Durham and Orange counties have a combined rate of 7.5%.

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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.