Effective July 1, 2011, the North Carolina portion of the state sales and use tax rates are scheduled to decrease from 5.75% to 4.75%. The total rate for Mecklenburg County (including county and transit sales tax) is currently 7.25% and would decrease to 6.25%. Most other counties in North Carolina are currently at 6.75% and would decrease to 5.75%. Mark your calendars if you are collecting sales tax from your customers, but watch for proposed legislation that would affect this decrease in rates. We will keep you posted as we are updated on changes.
For more information, you can visit the NC Department of Revenue website.