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Old 07-07-2010, 05:31 AM
 
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It varies up here , Suburban & Rural Jersey its 7% and Urban Jersey 3 n half %. NJ has no clothing tax either. So we get off pretty easy. Aside form the property taxes. NY is a bit different and many New Yorkers shop in NJ. But 10% is extreme , my god and you guys have a clothing tax.
clothing and groceries!
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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Actually no. Just curious - why do you feel the need to attack people from NYC? Most people who I've meet that have relocated here are not from NYC but places like NJ, NY State, OH, PA, MI.

Everyone wants convenience, no matter where you live. And you really didn’t answer my question, you just sound angry.
I'm not at all angry. I have, however, lived in 2 locations where a large contingent of NYCers have relocated- upstate NY, and Charlotte. Funny how someone can buy a property on a dirt road (which has been a dirt road for decades), and suddenly demand it be paved and have sidwalks installed.

You're correct- everyone may want a convenience, but I dont expect you to pay for my conveniences, much like I dont expect to have to pay for yours. The reason the cost of living in the NE is so high is because all those lovely "conveniences" have to be paid for!

Incidentally, my response was to the person who mentioned NYC- so, my post wasnt really an attack- just a response to another person's post.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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I guess it is a wash... if I pay 3% more in sales tax here than in NJ (10% vs 7%) and I buy $800k worth of taxable stuff, then I will make up the difference between my NC and NJ property tax.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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I saw that they are trying to put another .25% increase in Mecklenberg county on the ballot for November. The problem stems from the state not collecting enough in taxes to support their budgets. The food tax is a perfect example of trying to get dollars back into the city/state coffers.

The little thing called the internet that we all know and love has taken a big bite out of local revenue collections. The government who knows this is going on does nothing while local businesses who employs local people invests in the community loses sales because the person can shop online and save a couple of bucks on the cost but more importantly they save on the TAXES. Buy a $1000 TV at BB and it costs you an extra $100 same tv on the internet saves a minimum of $100. Meanwhile your local business that must collect a tax loses out on a sale that puts dollars into another state.

At some point the business has to let people go or worse goes out of business which has a domino effect on the economy. At some point the tax becomes a burden and the ones who work for a living look for alternatives to keep more of their hard earned dollars (which btw are taxed at the federal and state level). Meanwhile at the local level less dollars are collected which means more taxes.

Buy and shop Local when possible

Awhile back I read that it costs approximately $ 8800 to educate a child per year in Charlotte. Do the math. If the average tax collected on a 2500 sq ft house is $2200 with 2 to 3 children the money has to come from somewhere. Now we have to employ police,fire and local government plus other services that the County provides.

The argument about it being a transplant wanting what they wanted back where they came from is xenophobic and inaccurate.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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What are the taxes in SC, I've been oblivious to the fact that some States don't have grocery and clothing taxes. Is it any cheaper over the border?
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Does NC tax prescriptions?
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Greer
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What are the taxes in SC, I've been oblivious to the fact that some States don't have grocery and clothing taxes. Is it any cheaper over the border?
SC does not tax groceries.

Fun fact: NC considers store-sliced ham and cheese to be prepared food so it is taxed at 9.25%. I thought I'd save some money by making my own sandwiches - so much for that!
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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SC does not tax groceries.

Fun fact: NC considers store-sliced ham and cheese to be prepared food so it is taxed at 9.25%. I thought I'd save some money by making my own sandwiches - so much for that!
I live in SC and we DO tax groceries! It's 1%. State Sales Tax is 6 with many counties adding on. Mine is a total of 7% on everything except cars, food, and medications. Cars are maxed out at $300 on sales tax!
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:47 AM
 
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Mecklenburg County NC has the highest sales tax in NC and close to one of the highest in the country.(8.25%)

What more would you need you need to know about that?????

North Carolina has a state-levied sales tax of 5.75%, effective September 1, 2009, with most counties adding an additional 2% tax, for a total tax of 7.75% in 92 of the 100 counties. Mecklenburg County levies an additional 0.5% tax, which is directed towards funding the light rail system, for a total of 8.25% and the sales tax in a few other counties is 8%.[91]
There is a 30.2 tax per gallon on gas, a 45 tax per pack of cigarettes, a 79 tax per gallon on wine, and a 53 tax per gallon on beer. Most non-prepared food purchases are taxed at a reduced rate of 2%. Candy, soft drinks, and prepared foods are taxed at the full combined 7.75%-8.25% rate, with some counties levying an additional 1% tax on prepared foods. For the benefit of back-to-school shoppers, there is a sales tax holiday on the first Friday in August through the following Sunday which includes school supplies, school instructional materials, clothing, footwear, sports and recreation equipment, and computers and computer accessories.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Greer
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I live in SC and we DO tax groceries! It's 1%. State Sales Tax is 6 with many counties adding on. Mine is a total of 7% on everything except cars, food, and medications. Cars are maxed out at $300 on sales tax!
As of 2007 SC doesn't tax most grocery food items, but they do tax things like paper towels, vitamins, and alcohol.
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