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Sales Tax

Shoppers, stores gear up for tax free weekend

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video You'll probably have to get in line at many of your favorite stores, as shoppers will be out and about for North Carolina's Sales Tax Holiday this weekend. Full story...
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Emerald Isle seeks new sales tax to help beaches

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The town of Emerald Isle wants a new sales tax to help renourish its disappearing beaches. Full story...
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Republican lawmakers say Perdue budget, tax hike 'ain't gonna fly'

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget includes a big boost for education, but it relies heavily on more money out of your wallet. The $20.9 billion spending plan depends on a sales tax increase. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue rejects Sen. Berger's tax hike debate

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has dismissed an invitation by legislative leaders to debate her sales tax increase proposal, calling it a political stunt. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue's sales tax increase is not popular

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she is eying an increase in the state sales tax to help pay for education. "I am suggesting today, and I am going to fight for today, for our children's future by doing a fraction of a penny for progress for schools and for children to invest in public schools, universities and colleges," Perdue said Tuesday. Full story...
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Perdue wants higher sales tax for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will include a temporary sales tax increase to restore education cuts made by the Republican-led General Assembly when they let a similar tax expire last July. Full story...
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NC sales tax holiday on appliances starts Friday

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North Carolina consumers who buy energy-saving appliances this weekend won't have to pay sales tax. Full story...
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Wilmington shoppers enjoy North Carolina tax free weekend

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video If you tried to visit your favorite stores this weekend you probably noticed a few more cars in their parking lots. With this weekend being a tax free holiday in North Carolina, stores were crowded with shoppers stocking up and trying to save a few bucks. Full story...
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Check your receipt; sales tax drops today

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Some good news for consumers: the state sales tax drops a penny today. The question is whether you are being charged the right amount of tax. So as you shop, check your receipt and do the math. If you find a store charging the old rate e-mail a picture of your receipt to newsroom@wwaytv3.com, and we'll check it out. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington Chamber of Commerce advocating more taxes

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The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce sent out the following email today, encouraging people to sign a petition to extend a one cent sales tax to fund schools. Full story...
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Penny on sales tax focus of NC schools coalition

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Public school boosters and business groups say the future of North Carolina's children and economy is worth keeping an extra penny on the sales tax to prevent deep cuts and thousands of job losses in education. Full story...
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NC sales tax revenue up big over summer

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North Carolina saw the biggest increase in sales tax revenue of any state over the summer. Full story...
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North Carolina sales tax increase Tuesday

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One bill already on the books will affect our wallets starting Tuesday. The state's sales tax goes up a full penny Tuesday, bringing the total rate charged in most counties to 7.75 percent. Full story...
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New Hanover County residents will vote on sales tax

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New Hanover County residents will vote on raising the county sales tax. County commissioners approved a resolution to put a sales tax referendum on the ballot in the spring. Full story...
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The effects of an increase in the sales and sin tax

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One part of the state budget that will inevitably affect everyone is the one percent sales tax increase. That hike may seem insignificant to some, but even a dime here and there can add up.

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