South Carolina GOP State Rep Intros $500 “Yankee Tax”

Fox Business reports:

South Carolina state Senator Stephen Goldfinch proposed a bill, dubbed the “Yankee tax,” that would require new residents to pay up to $500 to move to the Palmetto State. If passed by state referendum, new residents moving from out-of-state would be required to pay two one-time fees, $250 for new driver’s licenses and $250 for vehicle registrations.

Sen. Goldfinch shared that the proposal is not trying to stop people from coming from out of state, just for new residents to “catch up with the rest of us.” The New Resident fee referendum will be available for debate on the Senate floor next week, Goldfinch shared. If passed, counties will vote on it in their general elections in 2024.

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