When a North Carolina dry cleaning firm performs cleaning services within this state, the place where the garments are delivered is the determining factor in sourcing the sale for sales and use tax purposes.  If the solicitor delivers the garments in North Carolina, the applicable statutory state and local sales or use tax is due.  If the garments are delivered outside North Carolina, this state's tax is not due notwithstanding whether the service is performed in this State.  When a nonresident cleaning plant sends an employee into this state to pick up garments which are cleaned at the plant's location in another state and delivered to the customer in this state, the charge to the North Carolina customer is subject to the applicable statutory state and local sales and use tax.  When a nonresident solicitor comes into this state to solicit cleaning business on his own behalf which he will have cleaned by a nonresident cleaning plant, the solicitor is liable for collecting and remitting the tax on the gross receipts derived from soliciting such business in this state.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 105-164.4; 105-262; Article 39; Article 40; Article 42; Article 43; Article 44; Article 46;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2009; October 1, 1993.