Tuesday, September 1, 2009

North Carolina Sales Tax Increase

Effective September 1, 2009 the sales tax rate increases by 1% and will be in effect until July 1, 2011. The general State rate of sales and use tax will increase from 4.5% to 5.5%. Taxable sales, purchases or services that are subject to the general State rate of tax are also subject to the 2.25% county tax in all counties except Alexander, Catawba, Cumberland, Haywood, Martin, Pitt, Sampson, and Surry where the county rate is 2.5%. Mecklenburg County has an additional 0.5% county rate.

Please visit the North Carolina Department of Revenue for more information on the state sales tax increase. Below is a link to the document posted by the North Carolina Department of Revenue with information regarding the sales tax increase.


If you have questions or need assistance updating your software program with the new sales tax rate, please contact our office at 336-996-3338 or send an e-mail to info@cpamcdaniel.com and we will be glad to assist you.