House District 9 Representative Anne Thayer, was recently appointed by Speaker of the House, Jay Lucas, to serve on the House Tax Policy Review Committee. Speaker Pro-Tempore Tommy Pope will serve as Chairman. The committee will be comprised of fourteen legislators.
“The bipartisan members of this ad hoc committee were individually selected because of their leadership abilities and knowledge of the tax system. I am confident that this diverse group will successfully begin laying the groundwork for significant tax reform,” Speaker Jay Lucas stated.
“Our outdated tax code needs a dramatic transformation in order to promote economic competitiveness and increase the size of our citizens’ paychecks. Achieving this difficult task is long overdue, but necessary to ensure our tax code is fair for our taxpayers. A broader and flatter tax code will help continue to spur job growth and provide greater opportunities for South Carolina families.”
This ad hoc committee will be responsible for reviewing South Carolina’s current tax code and submitting suggestions for reform to the Speaker before the beginning of next legislative session. The committee will held its first meeting Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 2 P.M. in Columbia, SC.
Representative Thayer stated that she is honored to serve on this committee and have the opportunity to craft real tax reform for the state of South Carolina.