NC GOP continues to squeeze money out of the poor

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.


And just so you know,

we lived in a mobile home (refused to call it a trailer) for the 5+ years I was stationed at Ft. Bragg. It wasn't a palace by any stretch of the imagination, but it was better than the base housing. At least for a sergeant's rank, anyway. And it was all we could afford.

Other taxes new in 2014

Effective Jan 1, 2014, there will now be a 4.75% sales tax on admissions which includes live events, motion pictures, museums, cultural sites and tours. Effective Jan 1, 2014 there will now be a 4.75% tax on service contracts like what you might buy when you purchase a riding lawn mower or a computer or other electronic device. Effective Jan 1, 2014, the exemption for sales taxes on prepared food at institutions of higher learning is "repealed". So much for lightening the tax burden on citizens of NC.