Frequently Asked Questions
What is the fiscal year of the County?
The fiscal year for Buncombe County begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.
Is the County audited?
Yes. An independent external auditing firm audits Buncombe County annually. The opinion letter from this firm can be found in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Copies of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report are also available at the Finance Department and at local libraries.
its completed by the Internal Auditor public knowledge?
Audit reports, including findings and recommendations, are public knowledge. Work papers, including the Internal Auditor’s notes and other paperwork used in the course of the audit, are confidential.
How can I get information about local school systems?
Buncombe County Schools and Asheville City Schools are separate entities from Buncombe County Government. The County does provide funding for all local schools, and more detailed information can be found in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. If you have further questions please contact the school system directly:
Buncombe County Schools
175 Bingham Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Asheville City Schools
PO Box 7347
85 Mountain Street
Asheville, NC 28802
Tax Rate Comparison
How does my tax rate compare to other counties?
Buncombe County’s tax rate is $0.525 per $100 valuation. The following
shows a comparison of this tax rate to the state average and to the counties surrounding Buncombe.
North Carolina Sales Tax
Who do I need to speak with about NC Sales Tax?
Begin by contacting the North Carolina Taxpayer Assistance department at 828-667-5087. They should be able to connect you with the correct person.