Regarding the Jan. 29 letter “ Costly tax changes”: I expect many North Carolina taxpayers will be surprised and shocked when they figure their 2014 North Carolina taxes.
Thanks to a Republican-controlled state legislature, taxes on most taxpayers were increased to help offset the generous tax reductions given to high-income taxpayers.
I wager that you will receive few if any letters from these high-income taxpayers lamenting the fact that their 2014 tax bills have been reduced. Surely, however, they will be willing to spend their extra income in 2015 to help offset the reduced spending by the rest of North Carolina taxpayers.
John F. Bridgers