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Taxes

Two cents on the sales tax increase

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A quarter-cent sales tax increase on Tuesday's ballot could cut New Hanover County's budget deficit by $5 million. The tax increase was a hot topic at New Hanover County's town hall meeting Wednesday night. Full story...
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New Hanover County Board of Education favors proposed sales tax increase

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In an Interim Meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Education passed a resolution in favor of the one quarter cent sales tax increase currently proposed by the New Hanover County government. Full story...
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Do you owe county taxes?

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video Coming up tonight at 6 p.m., we'll see why New Hanover County decided to advertise delinquent taxes in small newspapers and why the county is required to buy ad space for the list. In the meantime, click on this story to see if you owe taxes. Full story...
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Tax preparers busy as deadline looms

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videoJust one day before the deadline, it's hard to think of anyone busier today than tax professionals. Businesses and accountants are running on overdrive trying to help last-minute customers. Full story...
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Post offices not open late on Tax Day

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If you're planning on sending your tax forms through the mail tomorrow, be advised: post offices will close at their regular times. Full story...
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State tax refunds should arrive by mid-May

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North Carolina tax officials say the state is catching up on income tax refunds after a delay earlier this year caused by slow cash flow. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: The "Tax Man" on why your refund is late

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All of us have to file taxes. Some of us get refunds. But many of us haven't yet from the state of North Carolina. What gives? Full story...
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County spreading info on sales tax vote

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New Hanover County is trying to spread the word about its sales and use tax referendum on the May ballot. Full story...
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IRS to help struggling taxpayers

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IRS staff will help taxpayers address economic hardship issues, make payment arrangements or get help claiming any of the special tax breaks in last year's stimulus. Full story...
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City's low tax argument only part of equation

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In their arguments in favor of raising taxes, city officials say that they've only raised taxes once in the last decade, and that compared to the 10 largest cities in North Carolina, Wilmington has the second lowest tax rate. We did a little digging and found another relevant fact to consider. Full story...
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IRS offers free tax help

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Workers will answer questions for taxpayers. There also will be free tax preparation and electronic filing for folks who earn $49,000 or less. Full story...
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Large crowd expected to weigh in on Topsail Beach renourishment

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The Topsail Beach Board of Commissioners meet Wednesday night to discuss a beach nourishment project. At stake is whether the project will take place at all.

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State sales tax increase goes into effect

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videoYou're now going to find yourself spending a little more when you go shopping. The state sales tax increased by one percent today and is now 7.75 percent in most counties. Full story...
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Summer tips to help during tax season

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videoDuring the dog days of summer, the last thing on most of ours minds is tax season. But, your summer activities may affect how much money you get back in the spring. Full story...
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Debate over which taxes to raise and by how much

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State Democratic leaders have decided a $4 billion budget shortfall has to bridged with some kind tax increases. But they are divided about what kind of taxes to raise, and by how much. Full story...
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