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South Carolina Small Business News

  • NFIB Joins Other Groups in Calling for Cap on Business License FeesNFIB/South Carolina supports legislation to cap business license fees at $100, regardless of size or number of locations.

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  • REBUTTAL: Capping Business License Fees Would Help Small BusinessesLocal governments oppose the bill, but capping business license fees at $100 would help small, family businesses.

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  • SC Teen Earns NFIB ScholarshipThe NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards recognize graduating seniors who have started their own small businesses.

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  • NFIB/South Carolina Applauds State Plan to Repay $1 Billion Federal Loan Early"This is a big deal, because it's one less thing hanging over the heads of small businesses."

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    South Carolina Small Business Issues

  • Challenges Facing NFIB/South Carolina
    • Depreciation on personal property: Under existing state law, personal business property can never be fully depreciated. That means you're still paying taxes on a chair that might be 30 years old. We're working with the Department of Revenue to find a way to eliminate this tax.
    • Business license taxes: Cities and counties charge  fees for a business to operate within their borders. In some areas, such as Charleston, you could have as many as 40 different licenses costing tens of thousands of dollars. We support efforts to end this practice.
    • Garbage: We oppose an effort by county governments that want the exclusive right to collect trash in a county and not allow any outside waste to enter a county. This would create a government monopoly and drive up collection costs.
    • Drug testing for unemployment insurance: We support legislation that would disqualify people from collecting unemployment benefits if they flunk a pre-employment drug test.
    • Restore protections for limited liability companies: In 2012, the state Supreme Court said an LLC member could be held personally liabilty for construction defects. We support efforts to restore the protections LLC members had before the ruling.

    Updated July 11, 2013

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    ADDRESS:
    P.O. Box 8881
    Columbia, SC
    29202

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