North Carolina’s Sales Tax Holiday weekend is August 3-5, 2012

Listen to New Bern Now’s Laura Johnson’s audio for Radio Free ENC WNOS 105.9FM and 1450AM:

North Carolina’s Sales Tax Holiday weekend is August 3-5, 2012. This is 72 hours of tax-free shopping on selected merchandise. During this three-day weekend – all day Friday, Saturday & Sunday – consumers can shop tax-free for many personal items.

Here are the basics: Computers and tablet computers priced at less than $3,500 are tax-free. Computer parts, such as monitors, keyboards, mouse, speakers, and cables will not be taxed when sold in conjunction with a central processing unit, but these components will be taxed if sold separately.  Many computer supplies up to $250 per item also are tax-free.

School instructional materials up to $300 per item are tax-free.  School supplies up to $100 per item are tax-free.  Sports & recreational equipment up to $50 per item are tax-free.  Clothing items up to $100 per item are tax-free.

Save this date on your calendar!

Submitted by: Ms. Vanessa W. Lawrence, Community Plans and Liaison Specialist, MCAS Cherry Point

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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