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Shoppers To Get Holiday From N.C. Sales Tax

Posted July 25, 2002

— North Carolina shoppers will be getting a sales tax break for school-related items next month.

Last year, the state General Assembly last year approved a bill calling for an annual three-day sales tax holiday, with the first one set for August 2 to 4, 2002.

Keep in mind -- not everything will be tax-free.

According to the

North Carolina Department of Revenue

, the following items will be exempt from the state sales tax over the three-day weekend:

  • Clothing, footwear, and school supplies of $100 or less per item
  • Sports and recreation equipment of $50 or less per item
  • Computers, printers, printer supplies, and educational software of $3,500 or less per item
  • Computers, printers, printer supplies, and educational software with a sales price of $1,000 or more per item must be documented by means of

    Form E-599H

    , North Carolina Sales Tax Holiday Exemption Certificate, or other evidence to establish the exemption.

  • The sales tax holiday does not apply to the following purchases:

  • Clothing accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Cosmetics
  • Protective equipment
  • Wallets
  • Furniture
  • Layaway transactions
  • Items used in a trade or business
  • Rentals
  • The state predicts shoppers will save nearly $10 million in taxes over the three-day tax sales tax holiday.

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