This is the last year to take advantage of the state’s back-to-school sales tax holiday. The legislature voted to eliminate the tax holiday effective next year.
Triangle shoppers looking for back-to-school bargains, the annual tax-free holiday in North Carolina is this weekend. The holiday lasts until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. There will be no sales tax charged on clothing (clothing accessories will be taxed), footwear, and school supplies of $100 or less per item; school instructional materials of $300 or less per item; sports and recreation equipment of $50 or less per item; Computers, tablet computers and netbooks of $3,500 or less per item qualify and computer supplies of $250 or less per item will be exempt.
An eReader with enhanced computing functions, such as internet access, e-mail, and the ability to download and run applications, is a computer for purposes of the sales tax holiday period. Basic eReaders are not computers and are subject to tax during the holiday.