(a) "Amount financed" means the total of the following to the extent that payment is deferred by the seller:
(1) The cash price of the goods or services less the amount of any down payment whether made in cash or property traded in,
(2) The amount actually paid or to be paid by the seller pursuant to an agreement with the buyer to discharge a security interest or lien on property traded in,
(3) Additional charges for insurance described in G.S. 25A-8(b) and charges referred to in G.S. 25A-8(c), and
(4) Official fees as described in G.S. 25A-10, to the extent they are itemized and disclosed to the buyer.
(b) If not included in the cash price, the amount financed includes any applicable sales, use or documentary stamp taxes and any amount actually paid or to be paid by the seller for registration, certificate of title or license fees. (1971, c. 796, s. 1.)