This originally appeared on the Statehouse Report on March 9, 2018. By Joe E. Taylor Jr., special to Statehouse Report The Columbia Business Report recently wrote about a study from WalletHub.com, which claimed that South Carolinians pay the sixth-lowest residential property taxes in the nation. That sounds great. But sadly for taxpayers, it’s not the whole story.
Thursday, House Research staff presented a plan for statewide comprehensive income and sales tax reform to South Carolina Speaker of the House Jay Lucas and the South Carolina House Tax Policy Review Committee. The plan represents a critical step forward to create fairness for hardworking South Carolina citizens, stability to fund state promises and essential
To freedom-loving South Carolinians, the only worse words than “federal” and “conformity” spoken singly are “federal conformity” spoken jointly. The most current relevance of federal conformity refers to whether South Carolina should change its tax code to match the provisions of the sweeping (and very positive) tax law passed by Congress and signed by President
Breaking: South Carolina could fix its tax system too. Encouraging news from the Pope Committee's recent meeting.
To achieve real, substantive tax reform, policy makers need a roadmap, good information and determined leadership. The future prosperity of our state and people depends on it.
Every day states compete for people, jobs and wealth. What kind of punch does South Carolina throw? Dr. Oran Smith calls the fight.
South Carolina leaders should take a lesson from North Carolina and the "California 11" when it comes to fundamentally fixing South Carolina's broken tax code.
South Carolina's tax code is downright terrifying: unfair, unsustainable and uncompetitive. Read on if you dare.
South Carolina's tax code is a mess. But between lobbyist-guarded loopholes and legislative inertia, can it ever be fixed?
Senator Thom Tillis: "North Carolina is proof positive that successfully enacting tax reform reaps tremendous rewards: more growth, more jobs, more businesses and more revenue."