Additional ¼ Cent Sales & Use Tax Goes Into Effect Today in Rockingham County
Posted on Tuesday October 02, 2018
County's additional ¼ cent Sales & Use Tax now implemented, making local sales tax rate 7%. Funds dedicated to RCC for workforce development & training needs per Commissioners. Additional tax applies to all taxable sales except gasoline, prescription medications & groceries.

Additional ¼ Cent Sales & Use Tax Goes Into Effect Today in Rockingham County

Rockingham County, NC (October 1, 2018) - Today marks the implementation of the additional ¼ cent Sales and Use Tax in Rockingham County, making the local sales tax rate seven percent.  Funds generated from the additional tax will be dedicated to Rockingham Community College for workforce development and training needs as agreed upon by the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners earlier this year. 

The additional tax applies to all taxable sales with the exclusions of gasoline, prescription medications and groceries.  Rockingham County will receive the first distribution of the ¼ cent sales tax revenue by December 15, 2018.  Voters passed the ¼ cent Sales and Use Tax referendum during the May 8 primary by 55.5%.  

Merchants and businesses collecting sales tax should contact the NC Department of Revenue to get set up at: or 1-877-252-3052.

RCC has outlined specific projects where the money would be used to address workforce training needs.  One of the first and most visible projects would be to construct a state-of-the-art Workforce Development Center on RCC’s campus in Wentworth.  The new center will house all advanced manufacturing programs, the Small Business Center, customized training programs and staff training space for business and industry.  

Other projects would combine ¼ cent sales tax revenue with NC Connect Bond funds to:**

• Renovate Science Building to create state-of-the-art biology, chemistry and anatomy & physiology classrooms and labs to support Health Sciences

• Renovate Industrial Tech I & II buildings to expand program offerings in construction trades, house the new TRAILS program and create state-of-the-art early childhood lab

• Renovate Humanities Building to support university transfer instruction and prep

• Renovate space to create a new, state-of-the art Cosmetology Center

• Provide new facilities to house Agri-Business program

• Provide additions to Emergency Services Training Center to expand & enhance fire & rescue training

• Construct a driver training pad for Basic Law Enforcement Training (currently use GTCC facilities)

• Invest in upgrading technology & equipment to support collegiate level teaching & learning

• Invest in building infrastructure needs on campus to support student learning & a collegiate working environment 

**not listed any type of priority order


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