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North Carolina county owes more than $26 million in taxes

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The most populous county in North Carolina said residents owe more than $26 million in 2008 taxes. Many delinquent taxpayers said the poor economy is the reason they can not pay. Mecklenburg County has run an ad in the Charlotte Observer listing more than 28,000 overdue tax bills. The taxes are owed on houses, land, business equipment and personal property such as cars or boats. The county's tax collector said the taxes are the county's largest revenue source. Mecklenberg County is facing a nearly $80 million shortfall in next year's budget.

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paying taxes on property

one question....why do you pay sales tax when you buy cars,boats,etc..when you get taxed for it again by the state. you own these things,why should you pay taxes on them?

Joe plumber is going to pay

That is because they were spending money they did not have. Just like NH county, just like Wilmington. You have to get rid of the same old people that keep making the same old mistakes.