Hello fellow contractors:
I am honored to have been selected as your new SCAHACC President and look forward to seeing you at next weeks Annual Convention and Trade Show, January 16-18, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency, Greenville. We have a great line up of business and technical education for you as well as a 60 booth trade show. Click here for more details.
The association has been talking with members in 2019 to learn more about how we can help your business be more profitable and successful.
One way we can effect change for your business is through the legislative process. The association stands on the sturdy shoulders of those who have paved the way for changes for our industry. One issue affecting us today is the potential passage of The South Carolina Business License Tax (BLT) Reform Act H.4431. If passed, this bill will lessen the burden and expense to our contractors in the requirement to have a business license in all municipalities where you do business. This bill will require one business license in your municipality of domicile and the fee will be based on your net receipts rather than the current gross receipts.
Most counties are opposed to this legislation for fear of a loss of revenue. Recognizing the impact this legislation will have on our contractors, we have secured a lobbyist to represent our interest (and other issues) at the Statehouse, and Benjamin Homeyer, President of 1101 Public Affairs, has been contracted with SCAHACC. Ben is a former consultant with McNair Law Firm, and served five years as legislative director to the South Carolina Ways and Means Committee. He is also the lobbyist for the South Carolina chapter of National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).