Bill Summary for H 247 (2015-2016)

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Mar 16 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 247 (Local) Filed Monday, March 16, 2015
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE HOKE COUNTY TO LEVY AN ADDITIONAL ONE-HALF CENT SALES AND USE TAX.
Intro. by Pierce, Goodman.

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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.

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