McMaster opposes tax incentives for retailers

HILTON HEAD,SC - HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina Republican candidate for governor says he opposes giving tax incentives to retail developments.

Attorney General Henry McMaster said during a campaign stop in Sun City Hilton Head on Saturday that his office wrote an opinion last year that a law to give economic development incentives to retailers would likely be declared unconstitutional by a court.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported that McMaster told the gathering he thinks such a law would give an unfair advantage to some retailers.

A bill being considered in the Senate would allow tax incentives similar to those given to new manufacturing plants to be used to lure large retail shopping centers.

Information from: The Island Packet,

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