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North Carolina Rate Increase 1% on 9/1 & another .25% on 10/1

Posted by salestax on August 10, 2009

The current state sales and use tax rate in North Carolina is 4.5%. Senate Bill 202 increases the North Carolina state sales and use tax rate in the following manner:

Sales made on or after September 1, 2009 and before October 1, 2009 are subject to a 5.50% rate, plus applicable Local Taxes. (This is the newly enacted additional 1%)

Sales made on or after October 1, 2009 and before July 1, 2011 are subject to a 5.75% rate, plus applicable Local Taxes.  (This .25% was enacted previously, but will still be applicable, even with the added 1% starting in Sept.)

See here for details: and here:

3 Responses to “North Carolina Rate Increase 1% on 9/1 & another .25% on 10/1”

  1. Kay Lefebvre said

    What about a leased vehicle? I leased the vehicle in February 2008 and was paying 339.14 a month with tax and now I am paying $345.72 with tax. Shouldn’t a leased agreement made in 2008 stay the same?

    • salestax said

      You should still have the same rate of tax on your lease if you were delivered the car prior to the increase. See this notice:

      It might be a good idea to take this to the dealer or send it to the finance company billing your lease.

      Although, I must say that this is a little surprising. OFten a state will require the increase of the amount of a lease, if the rate increases during the payment period. And, just take note, that the dealer is not responsible (technically) for overbilling you – see this page… the Session Law explained in paragraph 4. You might have to go to the state and ask for a refund of the extra tax being billed to you.

      I’d like to know how you make out with this. If you’d be so kind as to report back after you contact the dealer (and/or the state) I will (and I’m sure all of my readers) greatly appreciate it.

      Have a great day!

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