POLL: 60% Of North Carolinians Paying More In State Taxes
60% of North Carolinians surveyed say their state taxes have increased since 2013 tax “reform” -- including a majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents
RALEIGH -- Local senior citizens, small business owners and other taxpayers will join Sen. Dan Blue, Rep. Larry Hall and Rep. Bobbie Richardson in Raleigh on Wednesday to discuss the higher state taxes they’re paying thanks to the General Assembly’s so-called “tax reform.” Also on Wednesday, Progress NC will release a new poll which finds that a majority of North Carolinians say their taxes have gone up this year thanks to working-class tax hikes.
The statewide survey found that 60% of respondents -- including 67% of Democrats, 59% of Independents and even 57% of Republicans -- say their state taxes have increased this year. And a whopping 89% of respondents -- including 91% of Democrats, 90% of Independents and 84% of Republicans -- say their family’s financial situation hasn’t improved recently.