By Terry Barrett, CPA | Tax Senior Manager | State and Local Tax Industry Team
Beginning July 1, 2018, North Carolina’s one percent (1%) privilege tax will no longer apply to sales and purchases of qualifying mill machinery, mill machinery parts or accessories, and other qualifying items for specific industries. Examples of equipment no longer subject to the tax include: (i) mill machinery or mill machinery parts and accessories by manufacturing industries and plants and contractors and subcontractors for use in the performance of a contract with a manufacturing industry or plant (ii) manufacturing fuel by manufacturing industries and plants, and (iii) recycling equipment by a major recycling facility. The maximum tax has been $80.00 per article.
It is noteworthy that such machinery, parts, etc., are not subject to North Carolina’s retail sales and use tax, provided they meet the exemption criteria.
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