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Taxes

NC revenue office bills taxpayers in error

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The North Carolina Department of Revenue has sent incorrect notices to nearly 2,000 taxpayers saying they owe state taxes for 2008. Full story...
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Tax liens to be advertised

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New Hanover County property owners with outstanding property tax obligations will see their names published in upcoming editions of area newspapers. Over $7.1 million is currently delinquent on 5448 accounts. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 FROM RALEIGH: Perdue unveils $20B budget for next year

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video Gov. Bev Perdue announced this morning how she plan to close a multi-billion-dollar budget gap. Her budget plan eliminates thousands of jobs and keeps most of a temporary states sales tax increase for the next two years. But if anyone came out on top with the governor's budget, it's teachers. Full story...
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Inmate paint job saves tax dollars

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The New Hanover County Jail is getting a makeover, and it's coming on the cheap. The sheriff is using inmate volunteers to save tax payers money. Full story...
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Hagan wants more tax cuts for military hires

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan wants to expand a tax credit offered to businesses who hire military veterans. Full story...
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NC budget woes may cut subsidy for working poor

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Tough budget times may end a state tax subsidy program that put more than $50 million into the pockets of the working poor in North Carolina last year. Full story...
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IRS offers free help for qualifying taxpayers

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Taxpayers around the Wilmington region may want to take advantage of special Saturday hours scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at the Wilmington IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center located at 3340 Jaeckle Drive. Full story...
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New Hanover Health Dept. looks to promote healthier lifestyles by raising taxes

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video It's 2011 and like everyone else the New Hanover County Health Department is looking for healthier lifestyles. The department is asking county commissioners to support a tobacco tax that could once again raise the price of cigarettes. Full story...
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Perdue wants tax refund delays to stop

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North Carolina residents won't have to wait for months to get their tax refunds this year if Gov. Beverly Perdue gets her way. Full story...
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Goodwill means tax write-offs and good deals

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video The Goodwill in Wilmington is busier than ever this week with folks donating before it is too late. The end of the year means new beginnings and the end of eligibility for the 2010 tax season. Full story...
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Review of unresolved NC tax returns are complete

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North Carolina tax collectors have eliminated a backlog of years-old returns before a self-imposed deadline, but they still need legislative help to send out even more refunds. Full story...
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Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts; Hagan votes NO, Burr votes YES

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video While House Democrats continue to fight back against extending Bush-era tax cuts, it was no contest today in the Senate. Eighty-one senators voted today to extend the cuts, but one North Carolina senator voted no. Full story...
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Attorney: Get local help for tax problems

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video You may have seen ads on TV advertising help for people with tens of thousands of dollars of tax debt. The problem is putting your trust in those companies can cost you big time. Full story...
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Back from vacation, LaNasa continues tax vote battle

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video Justin LaNasa continues fighting the county's new sales tax hike by holding the county to the letter of the law. Though the bickering continues, some county commissioners say they're on track to get the tax enacted by October 1. Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners won't wait long on sales tax increase

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The county Board of Elections will meet July 16 at 8 a.m. at the Government Center to certify the vote. Commissioners have scheduled a public hearing on the quarter-cent increase at the same time in the same room. Full story...
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