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Update October 12: The Island Packet reports the change has passed with a bit of debate; get the story here.
If you have an aircraft registered in Beaufort County you're presently forced to cough up a 10.5% rate in property taxes on it, which is quite a bit more than the 6% rate for cars and recently reduced 6% rate for boats.
And Beaufort County Council is getting close to making the airplane rate 6%, too, and will hear public comments and give consideration of a third and final reading approval at today's, October 11, 4 p.m. meeting at the Administration Building at 100 Ribaut Road. The tax item is slated to be taken up at 6 p.m.
The Island Packet has a nice write-up about what the various council members think; read their report here.
It seems surprising that a revenue-cutting measure is gaining traction now and when it's not clear this would bring many new registrations to Beaufort County.