North Carolina Sales Tax Rates: Wake County
Wake County, North Carolina Sales Tax Rate 2023 Up to 7.5%
A county-wide sales tax rate of 2% is applicable to localities in Wake County, in addition to the 4.75% North Carolina sales tax.Some cities and local governments in Wake County collect additional local sales taxes, which can be as high as 0.75%.
Here's how Wake County's maximum sales tax rate of 7.5% compares to other counties around the United States:
- Higher maximum sales tax than any other North Carolina counties
- Higher maximum sales tax than 53% of counties nationwide
Tax Rates By City in Wake County, North Carolina
The total sales tax rate in any given location can be broken down into state, county, city, and special district rates. North Carolina has a 4.75% sales tax and Wake County collects an additional 2%, so the minimum sales tax rate in Wake County is 6.75% (not including any city or special district taxes). This table shows the total sales tax rates for all cities and towns in Wake County, including all local taxes.
|City||Sales Tax Rate||Tax Jurisdiction|
|Wake Forest||7.5%||Durham Co Tr|
|Wake Forest||7.25%||Wake Forest|
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Wake County, North Carolina has a maximum sales tax rate of 7.5% and an approximate population of 759,583.
Sales tax rates in Wake County are determined by ten different tax jurisdictions, Apex, Cary, Durham Co Tr, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Knightdale, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest and Zebulon.
Back to North Carolina Sales Tax Handbook Sales tax rates for Wake County are current as of September 2023