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South Carolina has the Twenty-Fifth Lowest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

South Carolina’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the twenty-fifth lowest in the nation for FY 2016 at 13.8 percent—or -3 percent below the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, South Carolina collected $16.9 billion in state and local taxes—or $3,416 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an…

Winning the 2018 HGTV Smart Home in Bluffton, South Carolina Will Cost You in Income Taxes

If you win the 2018 HGTV Smart Home you will need to be prepared for a hefty federal individual income tax bill and, depending on where you live, a state individual income tax bill—both of which I have estimated in this post.
// This year’s 2018 HGTV Smart Home is in Bluffton, South Carolina (see Google map at end of post). According to the HGTV contest rules, it co…

South Carolina’s State and Local Government Workforce is the Tenth “Least Productive” in 2016

// There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s state and local government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their …

United Van Lines Migration Data Shows Taxes Matter

// Obviously, we love data here at Key Policy Data. Before the internet age, most data come from the official bean counters at the Census Bure…

South Carolina is the Fourteenth Biggest Net Receiver of Federal Spending in 2013

In the course of collecting taxes and spending money, the federal government inevitably creates “winners” and “losers” across the American landscape. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013…

South Carolina’s Government Workforce is the Seventeenth “Least Productive” in 2013

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

South Carolina has the Eleventh Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, South Carolina collected $15.1 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not t…

South Carolina’s Government Workforce is the Eighth “Least Productive” in 2012

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

South Carolina has the Ninth Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, South Carolina collected $13.8 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not t…