Tax free weekend for general merchandise purchased in North Carolina will be August 2-4, and applies to the following items: Clothing, footwear, and school supplies under $100; Sports and recreation equipment under $50; Computers under $3,500; Computer equipment under $250.

The sales tax rate in North Carolina is 4.75 percent. Clothing accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, protective equipment, wallets, furniture, items used in a trade or business, and rentals are not covered by the exemption and will be subject to the applicable tax. For more information on tax free weekend, visit the  North Carolina Department of Revenue’s website.