With the end of the year comes local property taxes. I have decided to delve into the legality of these said ‘TAXES’.
Sec. 2. State and local taxation.
(1) Power of taxation. The power of taxation shall be exercised in a just and equitable manner, for public purposes only, and shall never be surrendered, suspended, or contracted away.
(2) Classification. Only the General Assembly shall have the power to classify property for taxation, which power shall be exercised only on a State-wide basis and shall not be delegated. No class of property shall be taxed except by uniform rule, and every classification shall be made by general law uniformly applicable in every county, city and town, and other unit of local government.
(5) Purposes of property tax. The General Assembly shall not authorize any county, city or town, special district, or other unit of local government to levy taxes on property, except for purposes authorized by general law uniformly applicable throughout the State, unless the tax is approved by a majority of the qualified voters of the unit who vote thereon.
Did your County ever VOTE to give the county the power to tax your home, or automobile, or boat, or trailer, or horse, or dog, etc? If so, did over 50% of the ‘Registered Voters’ in your county vote to approve this taxation?
Folks, we’ve been lied to and extorted for money for years! It is TIME to put a STOP to it!
Are Wake County tax rates the same as in Stokes County? Are Durham County Taxes the exact same as Yadkin County on a home valued at $150,000? No they are NOT!
“The General Assembly shall not authorize any county, city or town, special district, or other unit of local government to levy taxes on property…”
140 plus years of democratic control in the NC General Assembly has hurt us badly.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Thirty First Day of December in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.