NC Sales Tax

Valid NC Sales Tax Exemptions

AgCare Products must collect Buncombe county and NC sales tax for product we sell from our warehouse and business.  The following are valid options for tax exemption as we understand it assuming that we have a valid tax exemption number and you provide that to us on the following completed NC Tax Exemption form E-595E.  Please be advised that sales tax rules and laws are subject to change at any time. For specific sales tax advice regarding your business, contact ​your accountant or the NC DOR.  ​For more information on this issue please refer to the North Carolina Department of Revenue website at or you may reach them by phone (toll free) at

Sales Tax Exemption for Farmers

North Carolina law allows farmers who gross over $10,000 in a given year or who have average gross income of $10,000/year over three years to apply for either a qualified or conditional ag tax exemption.  This exemption will allow AgCare and other suppliers to waive sales tax on qualifying products that are used for your farming operation.

Nonprofit Tax Exemption

North Carolina nonprofits are presently exempt from virtually all state and local taxes, except for state sales tax. Exemption from property tax and other taxation is a cornerstone of the nonprofit sector's existence and growth however it is our understanding that sales tax is not exempt.  If you file an E-595E with AgCare for sales tax exemption we will allow it but if the NC DOR determines that this is not acceptable you as the buyer assume responsibility for taxes, late fees, penalties and interest. 

Wholesale Tax Exemption for Resale

To purchase items tax free for resale in the state of North Carolina, you must be registered for your own NC sales tax permit which will require you to collect sales tax from NC customers when you resell these items.  Then simply print out, complete and sign the E-595 form above and we will place it on file for you to use every time you’re buying merchandise to be resold.

Government Agencies

Some governmental agencies have a tax exemption.  If this is the case you should complete the E-595 form above for us to waive your sales Tax.
Product Shipped to Out of State Buyers
If we deliver product to you outside of the state of NC you are exempt of paying NC sales tax.  Depending on the laws in your state it may be your responsibility to pay tax in your state for these purchases.

Sales of tangible personal property by AgCare to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians or to
individual Indians of the band are exempt from sales and use taxes when delivery of the property occurs on the Reservation.  
If you as the purchaser fail to give proper notice that the exemption information your provide AgCare is no longer valid or if you claim an invalid exemption, you accept liabilty for any tax, penalty, and interest due on such purchase. 
Not all items are tax exempt even for Farmers qualifying for tax exemption.  Here is a list of some items that we offer that are not tax exempt to Farmers based on our understanding of the law.

Culvert Pipe                                                       Mowers                                       Paint
Snow Plows                                                       Tobacco Sheets, Stakes, Twine & Wire
Hand tools used for maintaining machinery and equipment

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