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Taxes

NC gas tax reaches maximum level

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North Carolina's gas tax has moved to the highest level allowed under state law. Full story...
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Congress dispute could delay tax returns

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A dispute in congress could mean delays in tax refunds for millions of taxpayers. Full story...
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Tax returns could be more complicated this year

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As if figuring out the thousands of pages of tax code isn't confusing enough, this year's might be even more complicated. Full story...
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New Hanover County commissioners discuss land transfer tax

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Could the land transfer tax end up on a ballot in New Hanover County? Full story...
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Land transfer tax on Brunswick County ballot

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Voters will have to decide whether they want to approve a new tax on the sale of property in Brunswick County to help pay for things like new roads in the rapidly growing community. Full story...
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Pender County discusses land transfer tax

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People in Pender County were talking taxes Thursday night. The first of several meetings concerning the proposed new land transfer tax was held Thursday night. Full story...
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Brunswick County administrators discuss land transfer tax

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Brunswick county administrators held a public hearing this afternoon to discuss a controversial land transfer tax. Full story...
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Handful of NC counties asking voters to approve land transfer tax

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Fast-paced growth, stress on aging infrastructure and Medicaid costs have led 16 counties across North Carolina to ask voters to approve new land transfer taxes. Full story...
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Brunswick, Pender County voters to decide land tax

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To tax or not to tax? Voters in Brunswick County will decide this November. Full story...
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Brunswick County residents could get new tax

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Brunswick county residents could soon be hit with another tax. County commissioners are considering putting a land transfer tax on the November ballot. Full story...
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Edwards releases tax plan

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Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards today unveiled a plan to increase taxes on those in the upper brackets and create tax breaks for the middle class. Full story...
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Senate Democrats agree to keep "temporary" tax for another month

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Senate Democrats have agreed to keep a "temporary" sales tax on the books for at least another month. Full story...
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Auditors hired to track occupancy tax

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videoIt's not cheap to stay in a hotel room in New Hanover County especially when you consider those extra taxes and fees. Ever wonder where that money goes? Full story...
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Approved budget to raise taxes, parking costs

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videoTuesday night Wilmington City Council approved the budget for next year. Wilmington residents will pay about half a cent more in taxes to cover City costs. And they'll also pay a bit more to park in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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New Hanover County approves budget

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New Hanover County commissioners have approved the budget for the upcoming year. Next year home owners will have to pay 42 cents per $100 of their property value. That 42 cent tax rate is two cents above the revenue neutral rate. County commissioners originally proposed a property tax rate of 42.75 cents, but will use almost $5 million from savings to keep the rate at 42. Full story...
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