§ 105‑522. City hold harmless for repealed local taxes.
(a) Definitions. – The following definitions apply in this section:
(1) Eligible municipality. – A municipality that was incorporated on or before October 1, 2008, and receives a distribution of sales and use taxes under G.S. 105‑472.
(2) Hold harmless amount. – The sum of the following amounts allocated for distribution to a municipality for a month:
a. The amount of sales and use tax revenue allocated under G.S. 105‑486. This calculation determines the effect of repealing a one‑half percent (1/2%) sales and use tax distributed on a per capita basis.
b. An amount determined by subtracting twenty‑five percent (25%) of the amount of sales and use tax revenue allocated under G.S. 105‑472 or Chapter 1096 of the 1967 Session Laws from fifty percent (50%) of the amount of sales and use tax revenue allocated under G.S. 105‑486. This calculation determines the effect of distributing a one‑quarter percent (.25%) tax on the basis of point of origin instead of on a per capita basis.
(b) Requirement. – A county is required to hold the eligible municipalities in the county harmless from the repeal of the local sales and use taxes formerly imposed under this Article. The Secretary must add an eligible municipality's hold harmless amount to the amount distributed to the municipality under this Subchapter. To obtain the revenue for the hold harmless distribution, the Secretary must reduce each county's monthly allocation under G.S. 105‑472(b) or under Chapter 1096 of the 1967 Session Laws by the hold harmless amounts for the municipalities in that county. (2007‑323, ss. 31.16.3(f), 31.16.4(c); 2007‑345, s. 14.4(a); 2008‑134, ss. 14(a), 15(c), (f), (g).)