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April 25, 2024

NEW POLL: North Carolinians reject tax cuts for profitable corporations and the wealthy few, want legislators to fund people’s priorities

National interests have long been meddling with our state’s tax code to advance their agenda of removing the responsibility the wealthy and profitable corporations have for contributing to the public good.   From the Tax Foundation to the Wall Street Journal to Americans for Tax Reform, our state has garnered accolades because policymakers have followed their…

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April 22, 2024

Having more revenue than expected is not the same as having the revenue we need

Update: On May 10, the Office of State Budget and Management and the General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division released a revision to April’s Consensus Revenue Forecast. Due to actual April personal income tax (PIT) collections falling short of expectations, the revision adjusts the General Fund Forecast downward by $225 million in the current fiscal year…

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April 15, 2024

Taxes are the way we deliver a better future across North Carolina

In communities across the state, most North Carolinians share the same values for our future. We envision a North Carolina where our children can grow up to reach their full potential, where families have the resources to care for their loved ones, and where local entrepreneurs can bring new ideas to market and create high…

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Tools & Resources
April 12, 2024

A refundable Child Tax Credit would help NC children thrive

No matter where we come from or what we look like, we all want to provide for our children and give them every opportunity to thrive. In 14 states across the country, legislatures have adopted child tax credits that reduce child poverty, improve wellbeing, and make state tax codes fairer. North Carolina should follow suit….

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April 10, 2024

Recognizing the Contributions of Working Families to NC’s Economy and Communities

Working families across North Carolina contribute to our state’s economy every day through their labor in essential roles, from grocery store workers to home health aides to early childhood educators. At the same time, North Carolina’s upside-down tax code asks these families to play an outsized role in funding the public services we all want…

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Tools & Resources
April 4, 2024

North Carolina should keep the income tax on corporate profits

No matter what we look like or where we live, North Carolinians want to care for our families and leave things better for those to come. But as our work has made the state prosper, a handful of politicians have rigged the rules to redirect resources from our communities to wealthy corporations who benefit from…

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February 27, 2024

Demand that the NC General Assembly choose our communities over corporations

It is time lawmakers put the people of North Carolina first and ensure that corporations pay what they owe in taxes by pausing the corporate income tax elimination and keeping the rate corporations pay at 2.5 percent.

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February 2, 2024

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January 9, 2024

Who pays taxes in North Carolina?

As North Carolinians, we pay taxes to build communities that ensure everyone — Black, brown, and white — can thrive in every corner of our state. But policymakers in North Carolina have created a tax code that asks more of people with the lowest incomes. The latest edition of Who Pays?, released today by the…

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November 17, 2023

Local tax credits are delivering for families nationwide, but not in NC

A recent report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) is timely, then, in lifting up the potential of local governments to make transformational investments in working families through innovative policies like a local Earned Income Tax Credit. While the use of these local credits is currently blocked by state law in North Carolina, their effectiveness is a reminder of what might be possible if legislative leaders pursued policies to deliver well-being to communities across NC and empowered local governments to do the same.

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