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NC sales tax holiday weekend

Posted August 1, 2011 8:06 a.m. EDT
Updated August 1, 2011 8:14 a.m. EDT

— It's that time of year again – North Carolina's sales tax holiday weekend.

The annual back-to-school sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 5 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

The tax exemption covers:

  • Clothing, shoes and school supplies that cost $100 or less each
  • Instructional materials, such as textbooks, that cost $300 or less per item
  • Sports equipment – from mouth guards to baseball gloves – priced at $50 or less each
  • Computers with a sales price of $3,500 or less (The sale of a computer monitor, keyboard, mouse or speakers is only tax-free if bought as part of a computer package)
  • Computer supplies, such as a flash drive or printer, as long as they are $250 or less per item

For more information on the sales tax holiday weekend, check out the North Carolina Department of Revenue's website.