Back to the Tax.

In the midst of tax-free weekend, shoppers who want to save a buck are running to and fro. More so in North Carolina than in some other states.

Due to the tax reform bill that Governor Pat McCrory signed this July, this will be the last tax-free weekend in the State of North Carolina. Next year, thousands of shoppers will find a way out of this predicament: head “South of the Border” to South Carolina.

This year, however, items that are tax-free include:

  • Clothing, up to $100 per piece
  • Sports and recreational equipment, up to $50 per piece
  • School supplies, up to $100 per item
  • Computers, tablets, & notebooks, up to $3,500 per item
  • Computer supplies & accessories, up to $250 per piece

In addition to the above items, some furniture stores, such as Badcock & More and Ashley, are offering a discount of up to double the sales tax, making the items sold at those stores virtually tax-free.

Although tax-free weekend won’t be offered next year in North Carolina, South Carolina will still offer the money saving program. Other states that offer tax-free weekend this weekend are: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, & Virginia. Georgia, Maryland, Connecticut, & Texas will have their tax-free holiday another weekend.

Enjoy your tax-free weekend, while it lasts!


2 thoughts on “Back to the Tax.

  1. You’re forcing people to go to another state to buy? And while they’re there, they’ll gas up for cheaper price too! You’re hurting the economy and the local business of NC!


  2. Jen says:

    I’ll have to drive to SC to get tax free next year, NC is losing so much money overall by not seeing the forest for the trees.


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