Citizen-led bill will save SC business owners big time

By Barton Swaim | The Nerve

The most significant tax cut passed by the Legislature this year – indeed, the most significant tax cut even talked about this year – didn’t grab any headlines and sailed quietly through the Legislature in less than three months. It was the work of Aiken resident and business owner Deedee Vaughter. She says it will save her business around $4,000 per year.

“The bill was completely citizen-driven,” says Vaughters. “This wasn’t something politicians dreamed up and asked activists to push.”

The legislation – soon to be signed by Gov. Nikki Haley – allows business owners not to pay unemployment insurance on themselves.

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