N.C. Dept. Of Revenue doesn't have proper tax forms for increased sales tax

It seems to me that in the state's enthusiasm to increase revenue via increased sales tax, they didn't give the Department of Revenue time to get the right forms out.

The Charlotte Observer alerted me to the story.

Retail businesses began collecting a higher sales tax Sept. 1 from shoppers under a tax increase that was passed during the summer as part of the state budget.

But the rush to pass the budget left the N.C. Department of Revenue, which collects the tax, without time to produce new tax forms to reflect the higher tax rate. As a result, businesses in the state were stuck with obsolete tax forms.

Is ANYbody surprised? I'm not really. Disappointed? Yes.

Comments

Typical, but it doesn't matter

We have to do our quarterly report soon. As long as you charged the right amount of taxes when you were supposed to and report it, there is no problem. The increase just gets put under the line where you report excess taxes being collected.

I don't know if it "enthusiasm" to increase taxes or the fact that the Legislature took a couple of extra months to settle on a budget, but I'm not surprised that they couldn't get something as simple as a quarterly sales tax form updated in a timely matter.

What do you expect...

From incompetent govt hacks? Hope Bev enjoys the increased "revenue" because she's toast in '12..a small price to pay IMHO.

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