Five counties seek 1% real estate tra...

Five counties seek 1% real estate transfer tax

There are 2 comments on the News Observer story from Mar 20, 2007, titled Five counties seek 1% real estate transfer tax. In it, News Observer reports that:

Some state lawmakers are hoping to hit up home sellers to pay for local schools.

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Greenville, NC

#1 Mar 30, 2007
It is unfair to charge anyone that sells a home to pay for local schools that they will not be using or subsidizing, the homeowners that are in the local school area should be for the schools

Auburn, AL

#2 Jul 22, 2007
I'm not sure how the issue of the real estate tax transfer tax is supposed to be decided. I sent an e-mail to my NC House member and the reply he sent back seemed to be putting all the blame on Local Government It is my understnding that the NC House and Senate must pass legislation giving local governments authority to levie such a tax. Will citizens be given opportunity to vote on this issue in local referendums? Please, clarify this for the citizens of NC. Local citizens should have a part in deciding an issue that will affect most of us at some point.

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