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North Carolina Sales Tax Rate Changes, April 2015


 Ashe County, North Carolina.

Sales tax rates will increase in two North Carolina counties, effective April 1, 2015.

The new local sales and use tax rate in both Anson County and Ashe County will increase by 0.25%, to 2.25%. When combined with the state rate of 4.75%, the total rate of sales tax will be 7%.

The North Carolina Department of Revenue reminds that food is subject to a reduced rate of sales tax (2%). The 0.25% rate increase does not apply to food sales.

Below is a list of the total state and local and transit sales and use tax rates, by county:

  • 7% in Alexander, Anson, Ashe, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cumberland, Davidson, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Hertford, Lee, Martin, Montgomery, New Hanover, Onslow, Pit, Randolph, Robeson, Rowan, Sampson, Surry, and Wilkes Counties.
  • 7.25% in Mecklenburg County.
  • 7.5% in Durham and Orange Counties.
  • 6.75% in all other counties.

Additional information is available on this Important Notice.

Find accurate sales tax rates for all localities in all states with this sales tax rate map.

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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.