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Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council went to the people of Mecklenburg County last fall to get a quarter-cent sales tax increase.
Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council went to the people of Mecklenburg County last fall to get a quarter-cent sales tax increase.
 
North Carolina voters shouldn’t be asked to approve county sales tax increases on election days where turnout is considerably low, one expert says.
North Carolina voters shouldn’t be asked to approve county sales tax increases on election days where turnout is considerably low, one expert says.
 
Nearly every election cycle, a handful of counties place a sales tax referendum on the ballot.
Nearly every election cycle, a handful of counties place a sales tax referendum on the ballot.
 
A lot of attention in the aftermath of elections on November 5 focused on nationalizing voting trends in Virginia and Kentucky.
A lot of attention in the aftermath of elections on November 5 focused on nationalizing voting trends in Virginia and Kentucky.
 
Mecklenburg County voters rejected a plan to raise the sales tax to fund arts and parks.
 
Twelve years ago, the General Assembly gave counties the option to ask residents if they wanted more government spending. The county commissioners’ response this year in Mecklenburg? Spend an extra $50 million on the arts and parks.
Twelve years ago, the General Assembly gave counties the option to ask residents if they wanted more government spending. The county commissioners’ response this year in Mecklenburg? Spend an extra $50 million on the arts and parks.
 
State budget writers have more challenges than normal as they prepare for the next biennium. First, there are economic headwinds from tariff and trade wars and a broader concern about when the next recession will arrive
State budget writers have more challenges than normal as they prepare for the next biennium. First, there are economic headwinds from tariff and trade wars and a broader concern about when the next recession will arrive
 
Advocates for higher taxes and spending were excited to see a new pool of economic activity from which to siphon money, but Gov. Roy Cooper's Department of Revenue (NCDOR) may have overstepped its authority in interpreting state law and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision
Advocates for higher taxes and spending were excited to see a new pool of economic activity from which to siphon money, but Gov. Roy Cooper's Department of Revenue (NCDOR) may have overstepped its authority in interpreting state law and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision
 
The state Department of Revenue is gearing up to assess sales taxes on more out-of-state online retailers who make sales to North Carolina residents. But it's unclear whether the department has the legal authority to do so, a former legislative leader says
The state Department of Revenue is gearing up to assess sales taxes on more out-of-state online retailers who make sales to North Carolina residents. But it's unclear whether the department has the legal authority to do so, a former legislative leader says
 
Would North Carolina be a better place without an income tax? A recent Bankrate.com article compared the nine states that forgo broad-based personal income taxes with the rest of the country on economy, population, and jobs
Would North Carolina be a better place without an income tax? A recent Bankrate.com article compared the nine states that forgo broad-based personal income taxes with the rest of the country on economy, population, and jobs
 
After decades of debate and litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court has settled a contentious matter
After decades of debate and litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court has settled a contentious matter
 
Planning your taxes, accounting practices or workplace activities is easy with Beaufort County Community College's Small Business Center
Planning your taxes, accounting practices or workplace activities is easy with Beaufort County Community College's Small Business Center
 
In 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation allowing counties to impose an additional quarter-cent sales tax to raise revenue within their jurisdictions
In 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation allowing counties to impose an additional quarter-cent sales tax to raise revenue within their jurisdictions
 
At last count, 12 North Carolina counties will include an increase in the local sales tax on their May ballots
At last count, 12 North Carolina counties will include an increase in the local sales tax on their May ballots
 
Voters in numerous North Carolina counties will vote for more than candidates in their districts
Voters in numerous North Carolina counties will vote for more than candidates in their districts
 
Should you ever be taxed on "income" that is not, in any meaningful sense, yours
 
North Carolina is a model for ending state sales tax holidays in favor of better policy, a Tax Foundation study finds
North Carolina is a model for ending state sales tax holidays in favor of better policy, a Tax Foundation study finds
 
Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Peter is the Highway Trust Fund and Paul Any and Everything Else.
Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Peter is the Highway Trust Fund and Paul Any and Everything Else.
 
A Republican-sponsored bill in the General Assembly could allow the first ever municipal sales taxes in North Carolina
A Republican-sponsored bill in the General Assembly could allow the first ever municipal sales taxes in North Carolina
 
Left-wing activists spent a year complaining that House Bill 2 was hurting North Carolina's business climate
Left-wing activists spent a year complaining that House Bill 2 was hurting North Carolina's business climate
 
Tuesday was a good day for alcohol proponents and supporters of bond measures
Tuesday was a good day for alcohol proponents and supporters of bond measures
 
Taxpayer advocates, public policy analysts, and Republican Party officials Tuesday slammed a Wake County sales tax referendum and characterized a proposed transit plan as a giant boondoggle
Taxpayer advocates, public policy analysts, and Republican Party officials Tuesday slammed a Wake County sales tax referendum and characterized a proposed transit plan as a giant boondoggle
 
If Roy Cooper and North Carolina Democrats regain control of state government in Raleigh, where would they get the money to pay for all the spending promises they are making?
If Roy Cooper and North Carolina Democrats regain control of state government in Raleigh, where would they get the money to pay for all the spending promises they are making?
 
That's what recent tax reforms have delivered to North Carolina, according to a new academic study released today by the Civitas Institute
That's what recent tax reforms have delivered to North Carolina, according to a new academic study released today by the Civitas Institute
 
North Carolina Democrats running for statewide offices this year are trying to convince voters that Republicans favor higher taxes on "working people" while they, the Democrats, favor lower taxes on "working people."
North Carolina Democrats running for statewide offices this year are trying to convince voters that Republicans favor higher taxes on "working people" while they, the Democrats, favor lower taxes on "working people."
 
Over the last few years, ever since the tax reform of 2013 took hold in North Carolina, there has been a steady push to expand the sales tax to services in an attempt to make it a more pure consumption tax
Over the last few years, ever since the tax reform of 2013 took hold in North Carolina, there has been a steady push to expand the sales tax to services in an attempt to make it a more pure consumption tax
 
Every year the Tax Foundation publishes the State Business Tax Climate Index, which allows taxpayers, businesses, and policy makers an easy comparison of how their states' tax systems relate. This ranking of the states is based on tax policy has been very important in North Carolina over the last...
Every year the Tax Foundation publishes the State Business Tax Climate Index, which allows taxpayers, businesses, and policy makers an easy comparison of how their states' tax systems relate. This ranking of the states is based on tax policy has been very important in North Carolina over the last...
 
The FY 2015-16 North Carolina state budget has finally been finalized. Was it worth the wait? Rather than wading through 400 pages of text, you can read here about the ten most interesting and important aspects of the budget in this article.
The FY 2015-16 North Carolina state budget has finally been finalized. Was it worth the wait? Rather than wading through 400 pages of text, you can read here about the ten most interesting and important aspects of the budget in this article.
 
State taxpayers will pay $400 million less over the next two years if lawmakers pass a $21.735 billion state budget deal announced Monday by legislative leaders. The 2016-17 state budget also expands the sales tax base to include more repair and service work to help offset the tax rate reductions.
State taxpayers will pay $400 million less over the next two years if lawmakers pass a $21.735 billion state budget deal announced Monday by legislative leaders. The 2016-17 state budget also expands the sales tax base to include more repair and service work to help offset the tax rate reductions.
 
I have never been a fan of the Fair Tax, a proposal to abolish the income tax and substitute a national sales tax. My opposition has nothing to do with the merits of a national sales tax as opposed to an income tax per se. Clearly, as an economist, I agree that the proper and most efficient tax...
I have never been a fan of the Fair Tax, a proposal to abolish the income tax and substitute a national sales tax. My opposition has nothing to do with the merits of a national sales tax as opposed to an income tax per se. Clearly, as an economist, I agree that the proper and most efficient tax...
 
I have never been a fan of the Fair Tax, a proposal to abolish the income tax and substitute a national sales tax. My opposition has nothing to do with the merits of a national sales tax as opposed to an income tax per se. Clearly, as an economist, I agree that the proper and most efficient tax...
I have never been a fan of the Fair Tax, a proposal to abolish the income tax and substitute a national sales tax. My opposition has nothing to do with the merits of a national sales tax as opposed to an income tax per se. Clearly, as an economist, I agree that the proper and most efficient tax...
 
In a campaign email last week, Attorney General Roy Cooper made it clear he wants to engage in a public debate about policy. But while the attorney general and Democrat candidate for governor made his support for Obamacare clear.
In a campaign email last week, Attorney General Roy Cooper made it clear he wants to engage in a public debate about policy. But while the attorney general and Democrat candidate for governor made his support for Obamacare clear.
 
The "Balanced Budget Amendment" movement (Article V Convention) is an insidious plot to impose a new national tax!!
 
Senate leaders punctuated a week of tax policy talk by introducing a $1 billion tax cut of their own.
Senate leaders punctuated a week of tax policy talk by introducing a $1 billion tax cut of their own.
 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown (R-Onslow) introduced legislation on Monday to reform the state sales tax system. The state levies a 4.75 percent sales tax, while counties levy an additional two percent. The two percent is the focus of the bill, and is currently composed of three different...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown (R-Onslow) introduced legislation on Monday to reform the state sales tax system. The state levies a 4.75 percent sales tax, while counties levy an additional two percent. The two percent is the focus of the bill, and is currently composed of three different...
 
Tuesday was a big day for many political races across North Carolina, but some of the races that were overlooked by major media outlets will affect citizens the most. There were thirty bonds on ballots across the state in more than a dozen counties, and all of them passed. Sales tax referendums...
Tuesday was a big day for many political races across North Carolina, but some of the races that were overlooked by major media outlets will affect citizens the most. There were thirty bonds on ballots across the state in more than a dozen counties, and all of them passed. Sales tax referendums...
 
Seven counties are seeking quarter-cent increases to their sales tax rates on the November ballot. Some of these counties have tried in years past to increase their sales taxes, and voters have rejected the proposals.
Seven counties are seeking quarter-cent increases to their sales tax rates on the November ballot. Some of these counties have tried in years past to increase their sales taxes, and voters have rejected the proposals.
 
There are six counties with quarter-cent increases to their sales taxes on the ballot in November. Some of these counties have tried in years past to increase their sales taxes, and voters have rejected the proposal. For others, this will be the first time on the ballot.
There are six counties with quarter-cent increases to their sales taxes on the ballot in November. Some of these counties have tried in years past to increase their sales taxes, and voters have rejected the proposal. For others, this will be the first time on the ballot.
 
Residents in Richmond County are divided on whether to pass a Nov. 4 ballot referendum raising the county’s sales tax rate by 0.25 cents to build a multi-use recreation complex for the city of Rockingham on 118 acres.
Residents in Richmond County are divided on whether to pass a Nov. 4 ballot referendum raising the county’s sales tax rate by 0.25 cents to build a multi-use recreation complex for the city of Rockingham on 118 acres.
 
The Prius-driving, low-T, latte-sipping NPR-swooning lefty-snobs at The Charlotte Observer, one of McClatchy's many failing media holdings in The Carolinas, are aghast that this state might become more like — *GASP* — Alabama.
The Prius-driving, low-T, latte-sipping NPR-swooning lefty-snobs at The Charlotte Observer, one of McClatchy's many failing media holdings in The Carolinas, are aghast that this state might become more like — *GASP* — Alabama.
 
Along with Tuesday's primary elections for congressional, legislative, judicial, county, and municipal offices, voters in more than a dozen North Carolina counties decided measures involving taxes, debt, and alcohol sales.
Along with Tuesday's primary elections for congressional, legislative, judicial, county, and municipal offices, voters in more than a dozen North Carolina counties decided measures involving taxes, debt, and alcohol sales.
 
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