Taxes http://wunc.org en Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Homeland, And The Tax Incentives To Film Them In NC http://wunc.org/post/iron-man-3-hunger-games-homeland-and-tax-incentives-film-them-nc <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina could see fewer hits like Iron Man 3 or Homeland filmed in the state. That’s because tax incentives that encourage the film industry to make movies here are set to expire in January. Some lawmakers are trying to pass a measure that would give grants to the film industry to keep production companies here. But while budget negotiations are underway, time is running out to pass legislation.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:31:27 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38020 at http://wunc.org Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Homeland, And The Tax Incentives To Film Them In NC NC House Members May Consider Lowering Local Business Tax, Classifying E-Cigs As Non Tobacco http://wunc.org/post/nc-house-members-may-consider-lowering-local-business-tax-classifying-e-cigs-non-tobacco <p></p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 00:55:37 +0000 Jorge Valencia 35589 at http://wunc.org NC House Members May Consider Lowering Local Business Tax, Classifying E-Cigs As Non Tobacco Fayetteville Considers A Tax Hike To Cut Crime http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-considers-tax-hike-cut-crime <p></p><p>Fayetteville's city leaders are considering a property tax hike to fight crime.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Officials say the proposed budget would raise taxes an average of $60 per year on a $150,000 house.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Mayor Nat Robertson said the money would be used to put more officers on the street.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>“Our chief of police has asked us for 67 new employees,” Robertson said. “That includes 50-some-odd credentialed employees and support staff for them.”</p><p></p><p>Robertson stressed the spending plan is just a proposal, so far.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:08:34 +0000 Eric Hodge 35347 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Considers A Tax Hike To Cut Crime Sales Tax Jumps For Manufactured Homes http://wunc.org/post/sales-tax-jumps-manufactured-homes <p>Mobile and modular homes have traditionally been a top choice for lower-income home buyers.&nbsp; But the New Year has brought higher taxes for these properties.</p><p>The sales tax will jump about two-fold for those buying a modular home.&nbsp;&nbsp; Sonny Bannister is president of Royal Homes in Raleigh.</p><p>"We've been aware of the pending increase for about 90 days and we've been warning our customers of the potential of an increase since that time," said Bannister.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:22:34 +0000 Leoneda Inge 28252 at http://wunc.org Sales Tax Jumps For Manufactured Homes Wake GOP Opposes Local School And Transportation Bonds http://wunc.org/post/wake-gop-opposes-local-school-and-transportation-bonds <p>The Wake County Republican Party is opposing bond referendums for Raleigh transportation and public school construction projects.&nbsp;</p><p>Voters will decide in October whether to approve $75 million in improvements to sidewalks and roads as well as traffic calming projects in Raleigh.&nbsp; The Wake GOP executive committee says it voted to oppose that bond due to the city's accumulating debt.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:03:34 +0000 Will Michaels 21150 at http://wunc.org Wake GOP Opposes Local School And Transportation Bonds Will NC's New Business Tax Rate Equal New Business? http://wunc.org/post/will-ncs-new-business-tax-rate-equal-new-business <p>North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed major tax reform legislation into law this week, keeping one of his most ardent campaign promises.&nbsp;</p><p>The governor and his conservative Republican base have consistently said North Carolina would be better able to attract business to the state with lower taxes. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:45:01 +0000 Leoneda Inge 19641 at http://wunc.org Will NC's New Business Tax Rate Equal New Business? Tax Reform, Budget March Through General Assembly http://wunc.org/post/tax-reform-budget-march-through-general-assembly <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the General Assembly passed a tax reform bill that sets the stage for the state’s budget. The bill, while sweeping, wasn’t as broad as GOP lawmakers originally wanted.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A budget agreement is expected to be reached today with details emerging over the weekend.</span></p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:55:45 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 19256 at http://wunc.org Tax Reform, Budget March Through General Assembly Sales Tax Holiday On The Chopping Block http://wunc.org/post/sales-tax-holiday-chopping-block <p>North Carolina's annual sales tax holiday will end if a bill to overhaul the tax code becomes law.&nbsp; A provision in the proposal eliminates the sales tax-free weekend that usually happens in early August, starting next year. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 19193 at http://wunc.org Sales Tax Holiday On The Chopping Block Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Tax Reform http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-reach-agreement-tax-reform <p>The North Carolina General Assembly finally pushed through its tax reform bill, though it’s not nearly as bold as originally proposed. Both personal and corporate income taxes will go down. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:18:40 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 19191 at http://wunc.org Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Tax Reform DOT Combines Vehicle Tag And Tax Bill http://wunc.org/post/dot-combines-vehicle-tag-and-tax-bill <p>Car, truck and motorcycle owners across the state will notice changes to how they pay vehicle property taxes and registration fees, starting this month.&nbsp; State transportation officials say the <a href="http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/vehicle/tagtax/">two fees will now be billed and paid at the same time</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Steve Abbot, who works for the North Carolina DOT, says the new system is in effect today for vehicle owners who go online. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:07:32 +0000 Eric Hodge 18176 at http://wunc.org DOT Combines Vehicle Tag And Tax Bill