North Carolina Precious Metals Tax Information

The state of North Carolina requires the collection of sales taxes on certain products sold by APMEX and delivered to a North Carolina address.

Please note: The below is not a comprehensive description of sales tax laws and requirements in the state of North Carolina. It is only intended to provide the reader with a brief overview of those sales tax laws and requirements currently in effect in the state of North Carolina that relate to the reader’s transactions with APMEX.

  • What Precious Metals Are Taxed?

    Taxes must be collected on Copper products, accessory items and processed items. All other products sold by APMEX are exempt from these taxes.

  • Taxable Products in North Carolina

    The following definitions apply to products on which these taxes must be collected in North Carolina:

    • Accessory Items. Items such as holders, tubes or coin flips.
    • Processed Items. Precious Metals that have been processed by third parties into items valued on more than their Precious Metal content, such as jewelry, statues or colorized coins.
  • How Does North Carolina Calculate Precious Metals Taxes?

    Sales taxes in North Carolina are calculated at checkout on the APMEX website based on (1) the taxability of products sold by APMEX in North Carolina set forth above and (2) the specific tax rates established by the taxing jurisdiction of the delivery address in North Carolina.

    APMEX began collecting sales taxes in North Carolina in November 2018.

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