Bill Summaries: H247 (2015-2016 Session)

  • Summary date: Jun 15 2015 - View summary

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends GS 105-540, as enacted in this act, creating a subsection (b), which provides that a tax levied under new Article 47 of GS Chapter 105 may not be in effect in a county at the same time as a tax that is levied under either Article 43 (Local Government Sales and Use Taxes for Public Transportation) or Article 46 (One-Quarter Cent County Sales and use Tax) of GS Chapter 105. Makes organizational changes. Amends the catch phrase for GS 105-540 to Applicability; limitation (was, Limitations).

  • Summary date: Mar 16 2015 - View summary

    Enacts new Article 47 of GS Chapter 105 authorizing Hoke County to levy a third one-half percent sales tax, subject to approval by the voters, to be used for school construction and renovation, including to retire indebtedness incurred by the county for these purposes. Only applies if the county has already levied the first 1 cent local sales and use tax, the first 1/2 cent local sales and use tax, and the second 1/2 cent local sales and use tax.

    The new sales tax is administered in the same way as other local sales taxes except that (1) it does not apply to food; (2) it does not apply to the sales price of a bundled transaction, pursuant to GS 105-467(a)(5a); and (3) it is not shared with municipalities.

    Does not apply to construction materials purchased for a lump-sum or unit-price contract awarded or entered into before the effective date of the levy when the materials would otherwise be subject to tax under Article 47.

    Effective when the act becomes law.

    Applies only to Hoke County.