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Old 07-13-2009, 09:31 AM
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So NC's tax-free weekend is coming up and I have a question - how are online purchases handled? Do I need to work with the vendor if I buy from its website instead of its store to not pay tax?

Has anyone dealt with this before?
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:51 AM
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There is no state sales tax on online purchases in NC as far as I know as of yet. Perhaps for intrastate purchases. I've only made one - I'll have to check. Interstate purchases are not yet taxed. As we've purchased many things from other states on line in our household and state tax is not applied. If your vendor is in NC and you purchase on tax free day and the item qualifies for tax free then the item "should" or "would" not have state tax applied. But you may want to check it out. But lets not give Bev any ideas eh? I can see it now - "Bev, why tax on line sales?" "Because I'm governer." Wow... headcase much?
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:49 PM
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Online vendors typically only include sales tax if they have a presence in the state. Example, Dell charges tax, Amazon.com doesn't.

But the governor is working hard to change that, in addition to adding sales tax to about 80 categories of products and services that are not currently taxed, and raise the sales tax rate from 6.75% to 7.75%, which I'm sure will make many that escaped that tax happy states in the north feel right at home.
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