GOP tax changes mean you pay more

GOP tax laws took effect this week that will mean a net increase for many North Carolina tax payers. For some it may not be a huge increase, but the fact is we are paying more. Republicans will nickel and dime us to death.

Eliminated was the tax-free shopping days scheduled for back-to-school shopping. Many of us saved on clothes, calculators, computers, and basic school supplies. The savings on a laptop for high school and college students was a huge benefit to many of us. You can see the full list of potential savings here.

Also eliminated was the tax-free shopping weekend for those buying certified energy-efficient household appliances. This tax break may not have been as widely enjoyed as the back-to-school tax break, but it was a much-needed incentive to encourage people to buy appliances that are more environmentally friendly.

Natural gas customers will see their electric bills go up due to a sales tax that increased from around 3% to 7%.

Who sees their taxes go down? Why...businesses, of course.



Thanks for this one, Betsy

Republicans are trying to pull the wool over NC's eyes with wild mythology about their so-called tax breaks. Gotta keep pushing back. Thank you!

Maybe they figured people would be so busy

looking at the pretty pictures they wouldn't notice their taxes going up? everything else out of the McCrory administration.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.