Local North Carolina Sales Tax Rate Change, April 2013

Local Rate Changes Announced for North Carolina, April 2013.

Local Rate Changes Announced for North Carolina, April 2013.

The North Carolina Department of Revenue has announced local sales and use tax rate changes for the following counties:

  • Edgecombe County;
  • Greene County;
  • Durham County; and
  • Orange County.

These changes will take effect April 1, 2013.

Edgecombe and Greene Counties

Both Edgecombe and  Greene Counties will increase their rates by 0.25%, from 2% to 2.25%. Beginning April 1, their new combined state and local rate will be 7%.

The additional 0.25% “applies to sales of tangible personal property, certain digital property and other transactions subject to [the] general State rate of sales and use tax.”

Counties in North Carolina are entitled “to levy an additional 25 percent local sales and use tax” so long as it is approved by county vote.

Durham and Orange Counties

Durham and Orange Counties will levy an additional 0.50% transit sales and use tax, effective April 1, 2013. Revenue generated by the increase will fund the Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation Authority.

The new tax “applies to sales of tangible personal property, certain digital property, and other transactions subject to [the] general State rate of sales and use tax.”

Beginning April 1, 2013, the new combined state and local sales tax rate for Durham and Orange Counties will be 7.5%.

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