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Federal Border Tax Could Mean $800 Million Hike in N.C. Insurance Premiums

Report from JLF and R Street Institute probes 10-year impact of congressional plan

A proposed federal border-adjustment tax would cost North Carolina consumers an additional $800 million in higher property-casualty insurance premiums over the next decade. That’s the bottom-line conclusion from a report issued by the John Locke Foundation and the Washington, D.C.-based R Street Institute. The tax would hit this state particularly hard based on two factors. First, North Carolina faces unusually high risks of natural catastrophe. Second, its insurance regulation structure makes North Carolina especially dependent on the foreign reinsurance that would be affected by the new border-adjustment tax, or BAT.

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Donna Martinez / VP of Marketing and Communications

Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...

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