Transit tax of 0.50 percent to be levied by Durham and Orange counties

Date: January 31 , 2013

Effective April 1, 2013, Durham and Orange counties will levy a 0.50 percent Transit sales and use tax.  Those counties adopted resolutions to levy the Transit tax, which will support the Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation Authority. 
The additional 0.50 percent Transit sales and use tax applies to sales of tangible personal property, certain digital property and other transactions subject to general State rate of sales and use tax.

The State, local and Transit sales and use tax rates for Durham and Orange Counties total 7.50 percent effective April 1.

Businesses registered for sales and use tax will be notified of the change through a written notice from the Department of Revenue.  Detailed information is also available at


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