Changes are coming to the way the Division of Motor Vehicles collects vehicle property tax. The Tax and Tag program will allow the DMV to consolidate vehicle property taxes along with registration renewals into one single payment. The DMV will begin sending out registration renewal notices this summer that show both fees on the same invoice. By mid 2014, all NC vehicles will be incorporated into the system.
From now until April 15th, AARP is offering a free tax preparation service for low to moderate income tax payers, especially those 60 and older. The program is in locations across eastern North Carolina.
This week on the Down East Journal, a report on what the state is doing to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars lost thru the lack of online sales tax revenues. Plus, we talk to the Carolina Chamber Chamber Music Festival's event organizers about what’s in store this year. And, it’s the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. The life and legacy of Carson and her not so well known ties to eastern North Carolina.