Small Business Advocacy Blog

SC Work Opportunity Tax Credit

SC Department of Employment and Workforce The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program provides tax credits for businesses each time they hire a new, eligible employee. You can benefit from hiring within the following groups: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipient Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients Empowerment Zone…

America’s richest companies are using the pandemic as an excuse to jack up prices

Business Insider February 14, 2022 By Robert H. Lande Larry Summers, the former US Treasury secretary and longtime Democratic economic advisor, has been adamant that the anticompetitive behavior of America’s corporate cartels and monopolies is not a cause of the recent inflation surge. Last month, he even claimed that Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina…

Door not totally closed to premium subsidies in federal Health Insurance Marketplace

Now there are 17 exceptions to get access to affordable health insurance When the end of open enrollment in the federal Health Insurance Marketplace came on January 15th, over 300,000 lucky SC individuals and 14.5 million nationally had received premium subsidies that made their health insurance affordable, sometimes even free.…