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Spending & Taxes

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(4.24.08) Does Tyrrell need a land-transfer tax increase?

The Tyrrell County commissioners are asking county residents to triple the land-transfer tax rate on May 6 (from 0.2 to 0.6 percent). This report identifies nearly $2.3 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — more than four times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.22.08) Does Onslow need a sales tax increase?

The Onslow County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $34.8 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — more than eight times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.22.08) Does Wilkes need a sales tax increase?

The Wilkes County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies over $16.7 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — more than 11 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.22.08) Does Wilson need a sales tax increase?

The Wilson County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $23.2 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — more than 11 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.21.08) Does Guilford need a sales tax increase?

The Guilford County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies nearly $83.4 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — over five times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.14.08) Does Ashe need a land-transfer tax increase?

The Ashe County commissioners are asking county residents to triple the land-transfer tax rate on May 6 (from 0.2 to 0.6 percent). This report identifies $9.4 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — nearly 10 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.14.08) Does Gaston need a sales tax increase?

The Gaston County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $54.4 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — almost 12 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.14.08) Does Haywood need a sales tax increase?

The Haywood County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $16.2 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — over 10 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.14.08) Does Lincoln need a sales tax increase?

The Lincoln County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $26.3 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — over 17 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.14.08) Does Nash need a sales tax increase?

The Nash County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $18 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — six times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.14.08) Does Wayne need a sales tax increase?

The Wayne County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $39.1 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — almost 15 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.09.08) Does Duplin need a sales tax increase?

The Duplin County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies about $17.7 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — more than 21 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.09.08) Does Lee need a sales tax increase?

The Lee County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies almost $10.3 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — over 6.6 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.09.08) Does Randolph need a sales tax increase?

The Randolph County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $33.5 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — more than 13 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.09.08) Does Stanly need a sales tax increase?

The Stanly County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $23 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — over 16.7 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(12.21.07) Alexander County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Alexander County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on January 8. But the county has nearly $5.3 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(11.19.07) Debt is Debt: Taxpayers on hook for TIFs despite rhetoric

Tax increment financing (TIF) hides the diversion of funds from government services that is inherent in borrowing. It still puts taxpayers at risk for repayment and is more expensive than general obligation bonds or certificates of participation (COPs).


(10.05.07) Gates County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Gates County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $2.5 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.05.07) Henderson County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Henderson County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $19.6 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.05.07) Sampson County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Sampson County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $15.5 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.05.07) Hertford County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Hertford County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $7 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.05.07) Columbus County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Columbus County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $15.6 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.05.07) Martin County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Martin County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $9 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.05.07) Robeson County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Robeson County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $38.2 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.05.07) Swain County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Swain County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $2.6 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


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