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Written by:  Odile Fredericks
Date: July 31, 2012

Shopping back-to-school sales? Your best bet for savings is coming this weekend during the August sales tax holiday, better known to parents as "tax-free" weekend. Tax-free shopping kicks off between 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, and runs until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.

You won't have to pay taxes this weekend on the following:

  • 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
  • computer supplies of $250 or less per item

For an official list of what's tax free, visit the North Caroline Department of Revenue site.


Ease the transition from summer to school
Visit Our Back-to-School Guide to the Triangle to find fun events, tips and news on Triangle schools.

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