Simple Change For Efficiency


December 20, 2018

There are quirks in state law that make no sense and create government inefficiency. One of those quirks came to light at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday night regarding reimbursement of sales taxes.

Because the sales tax is used to provide government services, it makes no sense for the government to tax itself. When governmental entities do pay sales taxes, county and municipal governments, universities, community colleges, etc. can apply to have the sales tax directly reimbursed to themselves. There is an exception – traditional public schools.

Since traditio...

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