Taxing the wheels off mobile homes:
The mobile home tax now is capped at $300 for single-wides and $600 for double-wides. Starting Jan. 1, the sales tax on a $40,600 mobile home will be $1,928.50; the sales tax on a $74,200 mobile home will be $3,524.50.
“It’s a substantial increase, there’s no doubt about it,” said Brad Lovin, executive director of the N.C. Manufactured and Modular Homebuilders Association. “It’s already a struggling market, so this certainly is going to hurt some.”
Not only is this industry feeling the effects of the GOP's disdain for those on the lower end of the economic scale, the NC Hometicks (realtors) have been wielding undue influence in the General Assembly for years, and they would love nothing better than to outlaw mobile homes for good, forcing people to buy/rent their stationary and over-priced structures.