Tax cuts enacted by Republican leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly will save middle class citizens hundreds of dollars in earnings this year compared to last decade under Democrat control, according to a release from Speaker Tim Moore’s office on Tax Day 2017.
Since Republicans raised the standard deduction and lowered the income tax rate for middle class North Carolinians this decade, an average family of four earning $50,000/year will keep more than $380 in their paychecks in 2017 compared to 2008.
A Married Couple With Two Children Filing Jointly Earning $50,000/year
2008 Effective Tax Rate 2017 Effective Tax Rate
$6,000 Standard Deduction $17,500 Standard Deduction
$10,0000 Personal Exemption N/A
$200 Child Tax Credit $200 Child Tax Credit
5.7% Tax Rate 5.49% Tax rate
Total Tax: $1,968 Total Tax: $1,587
Effective Tax Rate: 3.9% Effective Tax Rate: 3.2%
Effective Tax Rate = The % of Earnings Paid in State Income Taxes
Provided by Fiscal Research Division of the North Carolina General Assembly
“Compared to last decade, middle-class families will keep hundreds more in income and a substantial percentage of their paychecks thanks to Republican tax relief in North Carolina,” said Speaker Moore on Tax Day 2017.