North Carolina legislative leaders are pushing for a significant change in how sales taxes are distributed.
Currently, 75 percent of all sales tax collections go to the county where the sales occurred. The rest is spread by population.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown of Onslow County wants to spread sales tax collections across the state by population.
“Large urban counties have had an unfair advantage for decades. This bill restructures the sales tax system so rural, poor counties can finally receive a fair shake,” he says.