• Research Report

    Does Avery need a land-transfer tax increase?

    posted January 11, 2009 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    The Avery County commissioners are asking county residents to approve a sale-tax increase on February 3. This report identifies over $10 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs; more than triple the amount that the proposed land-transfer tax increase is estimated to produce.
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    Does Polk need a land-transfer tax increase?

    posted October 13, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    The Polk County commissioners are asking county residents to approve a sale-tax increase on November 4. This report identifies over $11 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — almost 12 times the amount that the proposed land-transfer tax increase is estimated to produce.
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    Does Tyrrell need a land-transfer tax increase?

    posted October 9, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    For the second time, the Tyrrell County commissioners are asking county residents to approve a tripling of the land-transfer tax (from 0.2 to 0.6 percent), this time on November 4. This report identifies over $6.4 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — almost nine times the amount that the proposed land-transfer tax increase is estimated to produce.
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    Does Tyrrell need a land-transfer tax increase?

    posted April 23, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.
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    Does Ashe need a land-transfer tax increase?

    posted April 13, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.
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    Does Wayne need a sales tax increase?

    posted April 13, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.
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    Washington County doesn’t need a land-transfer tax increase

    posted October 4, 2007 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    The Washington County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 600 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $4.1 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.
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    Gates County doesn’t need a land-transfer tax increase

    posted October 4, 2007 by Joseph Coletti, Dr. Terry Stoops, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.
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    Henderson County doesn’t need a land-transfer tax increase

    posted October 4, 2007 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.
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    Swain County doesn’t need a land-transfer tax increase

    posted October 4, 2007 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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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