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Sales Tax-Free Holiday Under Way In N.C.

Posted August 4, 2006 7:31 a.m. EDT

— If you are looking for school supplies, computers or other items, North Carolina started its tax-free shopping holiday overnight and it will continue through the weekend.

Shoppers can select from a variety of computers, clothing, athletic apparel, sporting goods equipment and many back-to-school items and not pay local taxes.

Sales taxes won't be charged on clothes and footwear costing less than $100 per item. School supplies and related items such as calculators costing less than $100, sporting goods and recreation equipment costing less than $50 per item, athletic and non-athletic shoes costing less than $100, and computers along with monitor, mouse and speakers costing less than $3,500.

The sales tax holiday was first enacted in 2001. Many stores are also advertising sales in conjunction with the weekend. The tax-free weekend ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

For a complete list of items, visit the

N.C. Department of Revenue's Web site