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Study: Loss of film incentive would have negative impact on NC

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videoA new study on the impact of the film industry in North Carolina shows the tax incentives promoting the industry have a positive economic impact. A group of film commissions across the state, including the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, commissioned the study. Full story...
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Local governments could face $100 business tax cap

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Legislators at the General Assembly are interested in streamlining how local governments can tax North Carolina businesses in a move that could take away millions of dollars from the state's largest cities. A committee that focuses on tax issues unveiled Wednesday a new version of a bill that would repeal the business privilege license tax municipalities can charge and replace it with a new tax that would be capped at $100 per business location. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. voters to decide sales tax hike in May

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video For the last few months Brunswick County Commissioners have been trying to discuss the best way to use the sales tax in their county. First they voted down changing sales tax distribution. Now they're asking voters to increase the tax. Full story...
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Commissioners move on as Berger misses second meeting since arrest

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners met today for the second time since Brian Berger was arrested again last month for DWI, but there was again an empty seat at the table. Full story...
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New NC laws in new year alter campaigns, taxes

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More than 20 laws take effect in the new year in North Carolina. Full story...
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Charities get rush of donations as year comes to close

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videoToday is the final day to make donations you can write off on your 2013 tax return. New Year's Eve is one of the Salvation Army's busiest days to collect what some families in our area really need. Full story...
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AP Factcheck: Many pay more under new NC tax laws

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Gov. Pat McCrory and his Republican allies at the legislature have hammered home a simple message about the tax reform package they passed into law earlier this year. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Local attorney looking for DAK employees jipped on retirement

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videoWilmington attorney Mitch Baker is trying to track down all of the former DAK Americas employees who had errors in their retirement plans. Full story...
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Brunswick County discusses changes to sales tax

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video For many years Brunswick County has distributed its tax dollars based on the number of full time citizens in each municipality. Now some are asking the board of commissioners to change a system that they claim is robbing the rich to pay for the poor. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Customers surprised to find tax records sold after preparer's death

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video Before she died in July, Margaret Darden had spent most of her life preparing other people's taxes. But after her death her family sold her business, and with it her clients' personal information. Now those customers are searching for answers. Full story...
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New 'Tag and Tax Together' program begins Sunday

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videoNorth Carolina motorists are going to have to pay their vehicle property tax and registration bill at the same time if they want to get their tags. Full story...
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Commerce head wants fracking tax for incentives

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The head of North Carolina's economic development agency says she wants to tax fracking to raise money for incentive deals that can lure companies to locate or expand in the state. Full story...
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Last sales tax holiday for North Carolina shoppers this weekend

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video Attention shoppers. The sales tax holiday weekend is only a few days away, but this will be the last tax free weekend for the state. The change comes as part of a major tax reform measure signed into law last week by Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Church-owned home where suspect arrested loses tax-exempt status

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videoNew Hanover County says the church-owned home where a drive-by shooting suspect was arrested Tuesday will no longer be tax-exempt. Full story...
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NC tax plan finalized, heading to McCrory's desk

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The North Carolina legislature has finalized its tax overhaul deal and now will send it to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk for his expected signature. Full story...
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