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By The Numbers: What Government Costs in North Carolina Cities and Counties, FY 2013

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North Carolina collected $22.8 billion in state tax and fee revenues for Fiscal Year 2013 (from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013), the latest year for which data are available. This represented 6.0 percent of the personal income of the state’s citizens. In addi- tion, local governments collected an additional $16.1 billion in property, sales, and other taxes and fees, representing another 4.3 percent of personal income. Combined, they represent a state and local tax and fee burden of 10.3 percent. Federal collec- tions raise the total tax burden on North Carolinians to approximately 27.5 percent of personal income, on average.

By The Numbers: What Government Costs in North Carolina Cities and Counties, FY 2013

Michael Lowrey is an associate editor of Carolina Journal and a policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation. Lowrey has written numerous articles for the Foundation on topics such as economic policy, education, welfare, and transportation. His work has appeared… ...

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