New Hanover County commissioners discuss land transfer tax

WILMINGTON -- Could the land transfer tax end up on a ballot in New Hanover County? County commissioners held an informational session Thursday afternoon to discuss the possibility. An expert from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners attended the meeting to educate commissioners on the taxes they are allowed to levy. Another tax option is a quarter-cent sales tax increase. New Hanover County Commission Chair Bill Castor said, "We wanted to get educated before we decided to or not to put it on the ballot." Castor says he's personally against the land transfer tax and Thursday's informational session does not mean it will necessarily end up on a ballot going forward.

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Aren't MOST of us here because of the fact our forefathers were TAXED TO FLIPPIN DEATH and decided to not take it anymore??? Go ahead and put it on the ballot....see the outrage against the tax!
Didn't these fools read how badly the 16 counties that voted on this con job got beaten down?
They are not concerned with what the taxpayers think. They know that they will be re-elected no matter what they do. Take the sewer problems as a prime example.
Homeowners are tax targets that cannot run and cannot hide. As sitting ducks, they are always there when more tax money is needed for the good, the bad, and the ugly tax funded endeavors. The greatest priviledge a property owners seems to have, is not the satisfaction that they are helping to build a community, and a local economy, but the assurance that they will be hit first, and hardest, in the search for more tax dollars. Let's vote NO, if we even have a chance, and say with our vote that we need to trim our local government budgets, or find other ducks.