Raleigh, N.C. — When consumers buy something in North Carolina, they generally pay around 8 percent in state sales taxes.
But this weekend there is a 72-hour window where people can buy certain items and not have to pay the tax.
The tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
The tax exemption covers:
* Clothing, shoes and school supplies that cost $100 or less each.
* Instructional materials, like textbooks and globes, that cost $300 or less per item.
* Sports equipment – from mouth guards to baseball gloves – priced at $50 or less each.
* Computers with a sales price of $3,500 or less per item. (Note: computer monitors or speaks are only tax-free if bought as part of a computer package.)
* Computer supplies, like a flash drive or printer, as long as it’s $250 or less per item.