Cost of Doing Business

Transylvania County compares well against markets around the country. The community is part of the Asheville MSA which ranks below many major U.S. markets.

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North Carolina Taxes

Corporate Income Tax: Flat rate of 5.0% of net income allocated to the state.

Sales & Use Tax: 4.75% statewide with a local rate of 2.0% on transactions. The combined tax is not applicable to raw materials, containers, labels, packaging and shipping materials.

Franchise Tax: $1.50 per $1,000 and is applied to the greatest base determined as set forth in the law.

Inventory Tax: North Carolina does not impose a state property tax.

Exemptions: Inventories, intangible goods, pollution control equipment

Unemployment Insurance Rate: Wages subject to tax $21,400, minimum rate 0.0%, maximum rate 6.84%, new employer 1.2%

Local Taxes

Transylvania County Government maintains one of the lowest county property tax rates in North Carolina and the lowest tax rate in the Asheville MSA. Below is a breakdown of our local municipal tax rates.  

County & Municipal Tax Rates

Unit of Government

Tax Rate

Combined Tax Rate (per $100 valuation)

Transylvania County


0.511 Transylvania County = $0.511

City of Brevard


0.511 Transylvania County + 0.51 Brevard = $1.021

Town of Rosman


0.44 Transylvania County + 0.4100 Rosman = $0.951

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