Tax surcharge a risk for Democrats – Raleigh News & Observer

RALEIGH — Many taxpayers may not notice a 1-cent increase in the sales tax. But it will be hard for them to miss another tax increase that may be headed their way: a 2 percent surcharge on everyone’s income tax. House and Senate Democrats, who have a controlling majority in the legislature, have agreed to both taxes this week as part of a $980 million package to cope with the budget deficit facing North Carolina.