Lawmakers may slap sales tax on services – Raleigh News & Observer

North Carolina lawmakers are considering taxing a broad variety of everyday services. You could pay more for a haircut, a pedicure, a clutch replacement or getting your yard mowed. But the services of accountants, lawyers and other white-collar workers would be exempt.

To help patch the $4.7 billion hole in the budget, the legislature has proposed expanding the sales tax to cover things such as repairs at Al’s Garage in Chapel Hill. That doesn’t please Al Townsend, the owner.

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