Financing Education

Financing Education

Tax Dollars for Education

What does the League support?

The League supports a state and local tax system that encourages economic activity, distributes burden fairly, and raises adequate funds for public purposes, especially public education, highways, higher education, corrections, and social services. We support broadening the base of the sales tax, limiting any further property tax relief and incentives for business location, giving local government more flexibility in raising revenue, retaining the point of sale provision in assessment caps,and increasing state support for public education to offset the effect of property tax relief under Act 388. Adequate funding and fair distribution of the tax burden are fundamental to democracy.

Background: Education Funding in South Carolina

South Carolina's Education Funding Puzzle: a series of LWVSC policy briefs on how public education is financed in the state

Tax Policy in South Carolina