Yard Sales Hosted by a Thrift Store are Taxable in North Carolina

Monday, April 17th, 2017

 
 
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The North Carolina Department of Revenue recently ruled that proceeds from yard sales are not exempt when the seller is a retailer in the business of making retail sales.

The taxpayer is a thrift store that receives non-cash contributions from the public including clothing, household goods, furniture and other miscellaneous goods and supplies. The thrift store sells surplus inventory and items in danger of expiring at yard sales. None of the items sold are purchased by the thrift store, they are all donated items.

North Carolina taxes retail sales made by retailers within the state. The Department of Revenue concluded that since the thrift store was a retailer, the yard sale transactions were taxable retail sales.

https://www.ttrus.com/sites/default/files/nc/SUPLR2016-0006.pdf


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