Hidden property tax information

August 18, 2010

After the John Locke Foundation published a report on the August 3, 2010, sales tax referendum in Robeson County, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) removed the full results of its county-by-county tax survey from its website. Every year, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners would post a detailed spreadsheet showing the number of county employees, property tax rates, assessed valuations, tax collections, per capita spending, and more. The NCACC has replaced that spreadsheet with a summary sheet showing the tax rate in FY2009 and the tax rate in FY2010, but nothing else. Fortunately, we at NCTransparency.com have posted the detailed spreadsheet to download or as a Google spreadsheet. It is extremely useful when evaluating property tax votes, such as those on the ballot in Watauga County on August 31, 2010, and in Alamance, Alleghany, Bladen, Clay, Columbus, Harnett, Montgomery, and Orange Counties on November 2, 2010.

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