FACTSHEET: Just the Facts - House Bill 101 Aims to Repeal Estate Tax

By Cedric Johnson
Public Policy Analyst, Budget & Tax Center
February 2013

  • House members have proposed repealing the state estate tax in 2013. The estate tax applies to the state’s wealthiest individuals and families and contributes to the state’s revenue system.
  • Only a small number of North Carolina taxpayers are subject to the estate tax. For FY2010, only 123 taxpayers were subject to the estate tax and the number has dropped since then.
  • Eliminating the estate tax would reduce state tax revenue by nearly $300 million over the next five years, according to the Fiscal Research Division.
  • Eliminating the state estate results in state tax dollars going to federal government while making the state and local tax system even more upside-down.


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