Ten Counties Face Tax Issues On Ballot

Voters in ten counties in Eastern Carolina will vote on whether to raise the local sales tax or enact a land transfer tax.

Eight counties are considering increasing the local sales tax by a quarter cent. That would amount to one penny more for each four dollars spent.

The counties considering the sales tax increase are Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Hertford, Nash, Onslow, Wilson and Wayne.

Two counties are considering enacting a land transfer tax. This is a .4% tax that would affect people buying and selling property. Gates and Tyrrell Counties have this tax question on the ballot.

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  • by Duplinite Location: Wallace on May 7, 2008 at 01:32 PM
    I'm so proud that the people of Duplin County rejected the sales tax referendum. They saw through the "Support Education" campaign and said enough is enough. Way to go Duplin!
  • by mother of 3 Location: Duplin Co resident on May 6, 2008 at 08:11 AM
    I agree with Brownie,
  • by Brownie Location: Kinston on May 6, 2008 at 06:17 AM
    If the local Govt. and state and fed. would cut out wasteful spending they would not have to do this! Enough is enough!

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