Surveying the News: Property Tax Rates in Many North Carolina Municipalities Are Moving
This is the first of a new series in which we catch you up on various North Carolina news articles discussing property tax issues. We intend to present a new post in the series every two weeks or so.
This time, we have nine articles ranging in date from May 16 to June 3. Most of them discuss various municipalities considering whether or not to raise property tax rates to meet budget shortfalls. We thought this would happen and discussed it in detail in a previous post. Enjoy the links!
- Orange County Commissioners have voted to postpone the 2013 Revaluation to 2015 (May 16, 2012 article by Elizabeth Friend posted on chapelboro.com)
- Wake County Manager's 2012-13 Budget Plan does not propose higher property tax rates (May 21, 2012 article by Bruce Mildwurf and Adam Owens posted on wral.com)
- New Hanover County Manager's 2012-13 Budge Plan proposes a tax rate increase to .0885% (May 23, 2012 article by Tyler Roberts published in the Lumina News)
- City of Charlotte Plans to Raise its Property Tax Rates, and South Charlotte residents are not happy about it (May 31, 2012 article by Julie Rose published on WFAE 90.7 FM)
- City of Concord is discussing a property tax rate hike of its own (May 31, 2012 article by Karen Cimino Wilson published in the Independent Tribune)
- Transylvania County Manager's 2012-13 Budget Plan does not propose a property tax hike (May 31, 2012 article by Nathaniel Axtell published at Blueridgenow.com)
- The City of Durham's new Business Improvement District will carry with it a property tax surcharge (June 1, 2012 article by Ray Gronberg published in The Herald Sun)
- The City of Statesville's new budget proposes a property tax hike (May 31, 2012 article by Jim McNally published in the Statesville Record & Landmark)
- The City of Morganton is considering a property tax hike (June 2, 2012 article by Julie N. Chang published in The News Herald)
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