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North Carolina Sales Tax Changes Take Effect Today


 Shoe repair services now subject to North Carolina sales and use tax.

Beginning today, March 1, 2016, numerous previously untaxed services are subject to North Carolina sales and use tax.

These changes were announced months ago to enable service providers to make the necessary changes to their point of sale systems. Sales and use tax now applies to a variety of repair, maintenance and installation services, including but not limited to:

  • Car washing / detailing services
  • Motor vehicle painting and refinishing services
  • Shoe repair labor or services
  • Tire recapping or retreading labor or services
  • Watch, clock and jewelry repair labor or services

Additional information is available on this North Carolina Department of Revenue Important Notice.

Changes in product and service taxability create sales and use tax compliance hassles for the businesses that sell them. Avalara AvaTax facilitates sales and use tax compliance by automating it. Learn more.


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.