LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN: Support HB 879 - Millionaire’s Tax Needed to Support Critical Public Investments

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

  • A new top tax bracket for couples making over $1 million per year and individuals making more than $600,000 per year would fund vital public investments, make the tax system fairer and boost economic recovery.

  • Revenue from the millionaires’ tax would allow North Carolina to restore full funding for Smart Start ($37.6 million), More At Four ($16 million), Basic Skills education ($10 million), dropout prevention grants ($13.3 million) and protect Medicaid services from potential elimination ($16.5 million).

  • Fears that such a tax would cause millionaires to leave the state are unfounded, as New Jersey’s recent experience proves.

 

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