Archived Story

Sneaky taxes

Published 9:12am Wednesday, September 25, 2013

To the editor:

If you have a licensed vehicle over 30 years old, you will be in for a surprise when you get your next license renewal.

The county vehicle property tax has been added to your license application. At the same time, your vehicle has been re-evaluated. My 1941 vehicle value increased from $500 to $3,000. This increased my tax from $3.02 to $18.02. This has been added to the license fee. A very sneaky way to increase your tax and pass the buck to the DMV.

- Joe Jackan, Tryon


Editor's Picks

Editorial: Divisive prayer alienated citizens

Everyone deserves the right to free speech. Few will argue this point more staunchly than those who work in the newspaper industry.  Even we have ... Read more  | 2 comments

Bathanti will judge Lanier Library’s poetry competition

North Carolina’s Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will judge for this year’s Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition. Bathanti is the author of eight books of poetry as ... Read more