sales tax

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    What Do You Mean My Tax $ “May” Go to Schools?

    Primary season is upon us, and, in North Carolina, primary season always comes with sales tax referenda. JLF has written about four counties with tax referenda on the ballot this election cycle, and now JLF’s Joe Coletti has written a research brief examining two more. Alamance County and…
    Brenee Goforth, February 26, 2020
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    Who Wants to Raise Sales Taxes? And What Will They Do With Your $?

    Nearly every election cycle, a handful of counties place a sales tax referendum on the ballot. This primary season, four counties are doing just that: Wayne, Forsyth, Madison, and Chatham. This week, JLF’s Joe Coletti published a research brief examining how those counties plan to spend the money if these…
    Brenee Goforth, February 20, 2020
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    Mecklenburg County taxpayers asked to approve sales tax “for the children”

    A Facebook friend posted a flier that proponents of the proposed Mecklenburg County sales tax increase have sent to residents of the county.                                     According to an article published…
    Terry Stoops, October 2, 2019
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    Will You Be Voting on a Sales Tax Hike in May?

    Our Julie Tisdale sets the stage for the May election ballot in North Carolina, which will include, in some counties, an up or down vote on hiking the local sales tax. In 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation allowing counties to impose an additional quarter-cent sales tax…
    Donna Martinez, March 16, 2018
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    Madison County wants more economic development, but more sales tax revenue won’t help

    There is a proposal in the General Assembly to reallocate sales tax revenues in a way that benefits rural counties and hurts urban counties. Jim Baker, a Madison County commissioner and retired superior court judge, said the lack of revenue from local sales taxes hurts county economic development efforts.
    Sarah Curry, July 22, 2015
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    10 Sales Tax Referendums on the Ballot

      Anson County has only had a sales tax increase on its ballot one time prior, and that was in 2008. The decision to be placed on the ballot passed the county commission 7-0. The estimated $300,000 in revenue will be used for increased teacher supplements. Education…
    Sarah Curry, October 30, 2014
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    Guilford Sales tax hike expected to fail

    According to a poll by Americans for Prosperity North Carolina, 50% oppose and only 37% support for increasing Guilford County’s sales tax.  Counties have the option to vote for a quarter-cent increase to their already 2% local sales tax rate.  This November is the fourth time Guilford County will have…
    Sarah Curry, October 30, 2014