You Decide: Why are there new sales taxes?
North Carolinians having repairs made to their vehicles are now in for a little bit of a shock. With a few exceptions, they will now have to pay state sales tax on the labor cost of those repairs. So, too, will folks paying for repairs to their computers and for installing modular homes. These are some of the new sales taxes that began March 1. NC State University economist Mike Walden considers whether such taxes go against a trend in North Carolina.