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Old 02-29-2016, 05:28 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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New taxes on buisness or individual that provide labor services listed below.
From my expierence those who charge labor by the hour it has been $60 dollars, starting on March 1st additional $3.5 to $4.5 dollars depending on NC county. (NC counties charge between 6% to 7.5 % sales tax)
If labor cost is $200 that will be additional $15.

Following services will be taxed:
  • Car repairs
  • Car washes performed by a person
  • Oil changes
  • Flooring installation
  • Clothing alterations performed by a retailer
  • Shoe repair
  • Tombstone or monument installation
  • Appliance installation
  • Modular home installation

Following labor costs that are not taxed
  • Self-service and machine car washes
  • State vehicle inspections
  • Home repairs where the contractor isn’t selling materials
  • Advertising
  • Veterinary services
  • Nail and hair services
  • Pet care
  • Lawn mowing
  • Service contracts on cars
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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A prime example of a regressive tax. If you have a new or fairly new and reliable car or truck, you're good to go. But if you're someone who doesn't have a pot to **** in or a window to throw it out and is struggling to keep a clunker on the road to make it to a minimum wage job just to make ends meet since that's all you have to drive and can't afford to buy a better vehicle, then it's time to bend over and break out the K-Y Jelly.
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Old 03-01-2016, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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The state GOP and its promise to lower taxes is a lie. The state GOP and the promise to cut regulation is a lie.

Any business owner now has a more regressive tax system to administer and deal with their customers and the state IRS.

So much for the GOP.
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Old 03-01-2016, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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In general, I'd prefer to be taxes on what I spend as opposed to what I make. IMO sales taxes are somewhat more "transparent": for most people, their income tax is withheld from a paycheck and many don't pay attention to how much they pay in income tax. With sales tax, it's harder to ignore. Personally, I'd prefer a reduction in services over higher taxes if those are the only choices.
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Old 03-01-2016, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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The state GOP and its promise to lower taxes is a lie. The state GOP and the promise to cut regulation is a lie.
Not to mention the fact that they keep sticking their noses in the affairs of local governments. Trying to keep Wilson from expanding their fiber optic Greenlight service, changing the districts for the Greensboro City Council when Trudy Wade didn't get her way and for Wake County when all the GOP members on the Wake County Board of Commissioners got the boot. I think they also tried to take control of the airport away from Charlotte, if I'm not mistaken. So much for "smaller government".
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:15 AM
 
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In general, I'd prefer to be taxes on what I spend as opposed to what I make. IMO sales taxes are somewhat more "transparent": for most people, their income tax is withheld from a paycheck and many don't pay attention to how much they pay in income tax. With sales tax, it's harder to ignore. Personally, I'd prefer a reduction in services over higher taxes if those are the only choices.
Sales taxes are also much more regressive, that is, lower income households pay a higher proportion of their income in sales taxes than do higher income households.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:28 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Not to mention the fact that they keep sticking their noses in the affairs of local governments. Trying to keep Wilson from expanding their fiber optic Greenlight service, changing the districts for the Greensboro City Council when Trudy Wade didn't get her way and for Wake County when all the GOP members on the Wake County Board of Commissioners got the boot. I think they also tried to take control of the airport away from Charlotte, if I'm not mistaken. So much for "smaller government".
McCrory refused to sign for the casino in Kings Mountain. The Catawbas offered the state a higher cut than the Cherokee give them. This tax increase would not have been necessary.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:49 AM
 
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NC taxes almost everything including food in an effort not to have a truly progressive tax system.
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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The insatiable drive for more and more revenue. To feed the spending cancer.
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Old 03-01-2016, 04:48 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Much of this list seems so arbitrary in terms of what's taxed and what's not, and makes one wonder what the public purpose would be to tax some services but not others?

Veterinary services aren't taxed, but car repair and shoe repair (which seems like a rarity anymore) is taxed?

Did one group have better lobbyists than the other?
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