Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2010
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Rep. Haire reminds of Sale Tax Holiday

RALEIGH – Rep. Phil Haire said he wants to remind constituents to plan in advance to take advantage of the state’s sales tax holiday, which starts at 12:01 am on Friday, Aug. 6 and ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday, Aug. 8.  In an effort to better help consumers afford back-to-school items for their children, shoppers on this particular weekend will not have to pay the sales tax on clothing, school supplies and computers.
 
“The weekend’s sales tax holiday (August 6-August 8) will help North Carolina families better prepare their children for the start of school so they’re able to enter the classroom ready to learn,” Rep. Haire said.  “Friday through Sunday will be a great opportunity for families to save some money on necessary back-to-school items, while also supporting our local businesses.  I hope that all residents of western North Carolina will take advantage of this opportunity.”
 
The sales tax holiday was created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2001 and went into effect on January 1, 2002.  During the sales tax holiday, consumers will not pay sales tax on clothing, 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 of $3,500 or less per item; and computer supplies of $250 or less per item.
 
For more information on the sales tax holiday, go to: www.dor.state.nc.us/taxes/sales/salestax_holiday.html.

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