Sales Tax is Making North Carolina a More Expensive State

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The new sales tax just took effect in North Carolina and is already causing troubles for many. The tax was put in place by Republican lawmakers as part of their tax-shift that helped big corporations and the wealthy. This sales tax expansion is really hurting the middle class and is in no way the improvement politicians claim it to be.

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“Starting today, life gets a little more expensive for families in North Carolina,” said Sen. Terry Van Duyn, an Asheville Democrat. “This places a new burden on middle-class families who are already feeling left behind. This is exactly the wrong time for Republicans to raise taxes.”

“They’re going to need a magnifying glass to see the tax cuts that Sen. (Bob) Rucho touts,” said Sen. Mike Woodard, a Durham Democrat. He pointed to estimates that the income tax cuts will save families making between $38,000 and $60,000 about $60 per year.

Attorney General Roy Cooper, running for the Democratic nomination for governor, also weighed in: “What they’ve done is corporate tax giveaways to out-of-state corporations,” he said of Republicans, “and they’ve replaced it with taxes that hurt the middle class.”

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