South Carolina Bill Would Create State LIHTC for Opportunity Zones
Legislation recently introduced in the South Carolina Legislature would create a state-level LIHTC for sites in Opportunity Zones (OZs). All three co-sponsors are members of the Democratic Party, which is in the minority in the State House. The bill would automatically qualify LIHTC developments in OZs for a new state LIHTC equal to the federal credit and would also create a 25 percent credit for investments in OZs, with an annual cap at $50,000 per taxpayer.
The bill would also create additional value for the state jobs tax credit for jobs in OZs in lower-income Tier III or Tier IV counties, create a sales tax rebate or credit for grocery stores located in OZ food deserts, add a grant program for OZ investments in Tier III and Tier IV counties, and create an OZ leadership task force.