The North Carolina state sales tax rate is currently 4.75% as of July 1, 2011. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 7.25%.
County and local taxes in most areas bring the sales tax rate to 6.75% – 7% in most counties but some can be as high as 8 or 8.25%.
North Carolina currently is offering a small business taxpayer recovery program to enable small businesses to bring their sales tax debt up-to-date and receive relief from penalties and fees. This program will continue through June 2013. Learn more from the NCDOR.
North Carolina requires use tax to be paid on products or services used within the state. the state provides a line on the state income tax return for identifying any use tax owed.
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