The South Carolina House is considering giving a sales tax exemption to Amazon if the company builds a new distribution center in Lexington County. The SCSBCC opposes the tax exemption because it would create an uneven playing field for small businesses competing with Amazon. Read the SCSBCC letter to House members.
A new retail organization, SC Alliance for Main Street Fairness, has been established to oppose the Amazon deal and, going forward, work toward requiring all internet purchases to include sales tax.
Contact your House member and ask them to oppose the sales tax exemption for Amazon. Tell them that the state should not be encouraging the public to make purchases via the internet rather than buying from South Carolina brick and mortar stores.
A list of all House members with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses can be found by clicking here.