What Are the Sales Tax Rates in North Carolina?


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As of 2015, the total sales tax rates for most North Carolina counties range from 6.75 to 7 percent, according to the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Most individual county taxes range between 2 and 2.25 percent, while the state sales tax of North Carolina is 4.75 percent, states TaxRates.com.

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Of the 100 counties in the state, only three exceed local sales tax rates of 2.25 percent due to an additional 0.5 percent transit county sales and use tax -- Mecklenburg, Durham and Orange counties. On April 1st, 2015, total sales tax rates in 21 North Carolina counties increased from 6.75 percent to 7 percent, according to Sale-Tax.com

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