Wilmington, NC – The Federal Government is trying to refund a tax that's older than the IRS, if it can get taxpayers to sign up for the refund.
IRS officials say only about 2/3 of taxpayers have claimed the telephone tax refund on their filings this year, despite it being open to anyone who paid for long distance service in the past three years.
Federal courts invalidated the tax last year, which the government originally enacted in 1898 to fund the Spanish American War.
Wilmington, NC – Designs for a pair of high rises planned for the Wilmington side of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge are making their way through Wilmington's planning department.
The Gateway project goes before the city's Technical Review Committee Thursday morning for its first review.
The waterfront buildings will rise like bookends, surrounding the bridge with a roughly 230-foot tall condominium/hotel on the south side of the bridge, and a 178-foot tall condo rising on the north side.
Wilmington, NC – State Representative Carolyn Justice introduced legislation Tuesday helping hog farmers pay for new technology to replace their lagoons.
Researchers out of NC State have rolled out five alternatives to the lagoon, but those options come with a price tag of up to $300,000. Hog farmers have said that's too expensive. So the Pender County Republican has filed a bill offering a pool of money that she says farmers can apply for to help pay for the cost.
Wilmington, NC – The Office of the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks is looking into whether so called pre-filing tax loans are legal.
Commercial tax preparation companies make the pitch that pre-filing tax loans are a way to grab immediate cash right before the holidays. By looking at a client's pay stub, tax preparers estimate future tax refunds and make loans of up to $500.
Wilmington, NC – Desirable multi-use property in quiet residential neighborhood. Lakefront view. Convenient access to shopping, public transportation, and recreation options.
All you have to do is convince the City of Wilmington you'd be the best tenant.
A subcommittee of City Council members is currently weighing proposals to take over the Naval Reserve Center at Greenfield Lake, which the military declared surplus property in the last Base Realignment and Closing process.
Wilmington, NC – Oak Island mayor Johnnie Vereen says he isn't trying to start a tax rebellion.
But Vereen is making sure his counterparts around Brunswick County know exactly what Oak Island is doing to protest its tax revaluation.
Vereen and the town council meet tonight to vote on a resolution asking Brunswick's tax office to review the entire community's property tax revaluation and urging similar scrutiny for the rest of the county.