The NC Department of Revenue released three notices this week reminding us that the Legislature raised some sales taxes this year. Sales taxes are increasing on:
- Some natural gas (PDF), thanks for making it more expensive to heat our houses and hot water. Effective 7/1/2015.
- Some electricity (PDF), this notice is only for Cape Hatteras Electric Membership Corporation. They are special and their customers’ rate only went up to 3.5% on 7/1/2014. NC released another notice (PDF) in early June reminding us that the rest of us got an increase from a 3% rate to a 7% rate on 7/1/2014. Cape Hatteras customers do not get the 7% rate until 7/1/2015.
The Department also reminded us that we will no longer get the back-to-school sales tax holiday (PDF).